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Free, family-friendly Wild Wednesdays continue at Tempe History Museum

Post Date:06/24/2014 6:00 AM

Contact: Tempe History Museum
480 350-5100 

kid with veggies

TEMPE, Ariz - Eat, play and grow healthy at Wild Wednesdays this summer.

Through crafts, stories, music, motion and nibbles of nutritious snacks, Tempe History Museum will teach kids the essential facts and simple strategies that make healthy eating choices easy every Wednesday through July 30.

Kids can learn the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect health: nutrition, exercise and sleep. To teach children about being healthy in our desert climate, the staff at Tempe History Museum has added a lesson on proper hydration and sun exposure as well.

Whole Foods Market Tempe will participate each week with snacks and products that match up to the lessons.

The weekly Wednesday program is based on curriculum developed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in partnership with the National Institutes of Health. Best of all, it’s free.

Schedule of Free Fun 
June 25: Fabulous Fruits and Veggies
Discover the importance of eating a balance diet that contains fruits and vegetables.

July 9: Move to the Beat
Find out how important exercise and sleep are to maintaining healthy levels of energy

July 16: Perfect Portions
How much should you eat of different foods to stay healthy?

July 23: Sun and Water
How much water do you need to stay hydrated? How do you keep the sun as a friend?

July 30: You Are What You Eat
What are nutrients and how do they affect the body? 

Wild Wednesdays take place during museum hours. Tempe History Museum is located at 809 E. Southern Ave., next to the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road and Southern Ave. Admission to the museum is always free. For hours,

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