Food for Salud

Food for Salud is a multi-faceted initiative launched at Nicklaus Children's in 2022 that uses the power of food and nutrition to promote the ​wellbeing of South Florida children and families.​ ​


father and child enjoying fresh vegetables
father and child enjoying fresh vegetables

There are many benefits to eating well, from disease prevention to overall health and wellness.  That’s why Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation have partnered with Kohl’s Cares on a program called #GiveMe5 to encourage children and families throughout the community to stay active and eat their five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Our partnership brings healthy eating tips and recipes to kids in local schools and to families at various community events throughout the year.

paper bag with fruits and vegetables

Impacting the Community Through #GiveMe5

Over the past several years, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has partnered with Kohl’s Cares to bring healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle to children and families in South Florida. When the pandemic hit, the program adapted to the growing need for nutrition and food assistance. Watch this short clip on how the program has impacted the community we call home. Watch now.

paper bag with fruits and vegetables

Pilot Program Provides Food Assistance to Patient Families

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares are providing food assistance to patient families during the pandemic with a new pilot program that helps eligible families buy healthy groceries. So far, nearly 200 patient families have received assistance since the Nicklaus Children’s GiveMe5 Food Pantry initiative began in January of this year. Read more.

Everyone Needs Physical Activity to Stay Healthy

What’s so good about physical activity? Research shows that physical activity helps maintain healthy body weight and improve cognition, bone health, fitness and heart health in children and adolescents.

Why do kids need physical activity?

  • to grow strong and healthy
  • to sleep better
  • to get better grades in school
  • to be in a better mood
moderate intensity aerobic activity
vigorous intensity aerobic activity
bone stregthtening aerobic activity
muscle strengthening aerobic activity

Foods to Nourish your Mental Well-Being

By Leyanee Perez, RDN/LDN
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mental health is not the absence of mental illness, but rather a state of complete physical, psychological and social well-being.  Because mental health can be lurking in the background at any stage of life, creating environments that promote mental health, such as making healthy choices, and healthier lifestyles are necessary for your mental well-being.
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