The Good to Grow! Web site uniquely links the children’s museum experience, home life and the broader community with compelling messages, engaging activities and accurate resources for living healthy lives. Through Good to Grow!, children and families engage online and at children’s museums with these key concepts for healthful living:
- Eating good foods;
- Getting plenty of exercise;
- Tracking screen time (computer and TV); and
- Connecting with the outdoors.
Good to Grow! is the children’s museums field’s response to the growing prevalence of childhood overweight and rise in related health issues. Building on a history of leadership on social issues affecting children, children’s museums have acted to counter this crisis by taking leadership in their communities to improve the health and wellness of families through programs, exhibits, partnerships, and advocacy. The Good to Grow! initiative is managed by the Association of Children's Museums.
Partnerships are critical to strengthen efforts to improve family health. The Association of Children's Museums is proud to partner with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Institutes of Health's We Can! program on the Good to Grow! initiative.
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