#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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father and child enjoying fresh vegetables white framing element
father and child enjoying fresh vegetables white framing element

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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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
 

Buying Fresh, Locally Grown Fruits and Vegetables is Trending Right Now

By Leyanee Perez, RDN/LDN
Not only does buying fruits and vegetables that are in season offer you the best value for your money as well as more nutritious for you, but it also supports our local farmers, the environment, and will help boost our local economy.
Read More in our Blog

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