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.
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