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The goal of this project is to implement the objectives of Let’s Move!, a national initiative intended to reduce the problem of childhood obesity around the country through education about healthy nutrition and the importance of physical activity, in the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts. This will allow the Museum to become a successful member of the program. We accomplished this by finding ways to demonstrate the importance of healthy eating in the museum, and also by making recommendations consistent with the Museum’s mission of enhancing relations between Russia and the United States. Our main objective was to create a pamphlet to be used at a holiday festival planned by the Museum. This pamphlet provides recipes for traditional Russian dishes, along with the same recipes slightly altered to include healthier ingredients, and general information about healthy nutrition. We also researched the food in the Museum’s café, and provided the Museum with a food service from which to order, as well as a recommendation of foods to order for the café, in order to serve foods that are consistent with the goals of Let’s Move! These pamphlets and recommendations will help the Museum of Russian Icons to become a member of Let’s Move! while at the same time facilitating the Museum’s better connections with the local community, and providing information to help visitors in their daily lives, and showcasing significant aspects of Russian culture.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Great Problems Seminar
Fletcher, Ben; Pafumi, Lena; Rodger, Kyla; and Travison, Cheryl, "Making the Museum of Russian Icons a Let's Move! Institution" (2011). Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years). 105.