Media Room Strategic Initiative Health Promotion

Children Become Little Scientists in Science + You Exhibit

October 9, 2017

Thanks to support from AbbVie Foundation, kids can become little scientists and discover the world of science in a fun, hands-on way. The exhibit offers a child-sized laboratory where kids can learn about working in a clean environment as they prepare to put on a lab coat and explore the role science plays in keeping the body healthy. The exhibit features tips about healthy eating and active living with plenty of role-playing including making nutritious soup in the "Test Kitchen," learning how antibodies help defeat germs, handling materials safely using the "Glovebox," and getting a magnified view of both natural and man-made objects using the "Wentzscope," and more! Read More

Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion, Science Learning

Museum Ditches Sodas, French Fries, and Hot Dogs

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
June 1, 2016

The beautifully transformed cafe, FoodShed, is now aligned with the museum's strategic commitment, Childhood Obesity Prevention, and healthy eating and active living goals. Read More

Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion

Kids Food Festival 2017

February 21, 2017

Fun with food. Kids and families will enjoy healthy eating and active living activities as part of the museum's Obesity Prevention initiative. The museum piloted the West Coast festival in 2016 with NY based The Creative Kitchen. This launched a national partnership with Parents and Family Fun Magazines and the Association of Children's Museums. Read More

Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion

Cafe Now Aligned with Mission and Obesity Prevention Initiative

The Mercury News
March 6, 2016

FoodShed, the beautifully re-imagined cafe, is the latest education space to open at the museum. The new eatery offers fresh, wholesome and delicious food that supports the museum's healthy eating and active living goals and also serves as an education space for related programs. Read More

Health Promotion

Food Entrepreneur Sam Kass Dedicates FoodShed

February 17, 2016

Former White House Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition and Chef Sam Kass dedicates FoodShed as a new educational space for healthy eating, declaring the end of sodas, pizza and hot dogs at the museum. Read More

Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion

Kaiser Supports Museum’s Obesity Prevention Initiative

Silicon Valley/San Jose Chamber of Commerce
November 1, 2011

Kaiser Permanente, a longtime partner, continues to support the museum's Obesity Prevention initiative with funding for programs that improve nutrition and fight childhood obesity. Read More

Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion