It seems like no place is safe from the food police these days. Now they’re hitting the museums, zoos and gardens.
Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiativeis now calling for museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers to “join the call to action,” to decrease obesity among children.
The first lady is recruiting these institutions to join the “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens” project because of their power to “influence real and sustained behavior change” on the eating habits of kids.
“With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to create a healthier generation using interactive exhibits, outdoor spaces, gardens and programs that encourage families to eat healthy foods and increase physical activity,” the program said.
So far, 624 institutions across the country have signed up.
One of the goals of the program is that 90 percent of the museums and centers that offer food service will “already offer or will change their menu to offer food options that reflect healthy choices.” (Read More)
If you visit any of these places make sure you eat a good meal before you go. If the school lunches are any guide, you’ll leave hungry if you depend on filling up while you’re there.