#GiveMe5

A community outreach program in partnership with Kohl’s Cares that encourages nutrition and healthy habits, with tips, recipes and more to benefit kids and families in our community.

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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.

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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 Help Manage Stress

By Leyanee Perez, RDN/LDN
Good stress or short-term stress is a healthy natural response that enhances the immune system. It is the long-term chronic stress that affects our ability to make healthy choices and to fight infections. To maximize the effects of "good stress," we need to find ways to cope with it fast. Fortunately, there are many things that we can do. Staying active and getting the right amount of sun is essential in managing stress. Check out the following tips that can help next time you find yourself in a stressful situation.
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