Association of Children's Museums

Log Number: MP-00-07-0001-07

The Association of Children's Museums (ACM) will launch the "Growing Healthy Museums" project to increase museums' institutional capacity, knowledge, and skills as leaders in promoting health and wellness in their communities. Building on ACM's national initiative, Good to Grow!, this new project will specifically help museum leaders, educators, exhibit developers, and program managers to address the national crisis of childhood obesity. Funding will support three major activities: an institutional self-study and recognition program to help children's museums infuse healthy practices throughout their operations; the publication of a "cookbook" of best practices of effective health-related programs and practices; and a conference and resource materials focused on building healthy community partnerships.