#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

All Snacks are Not Created Equally

By Leyanee Perez, RDN/LDN
Understanding why you are snacking is as important as knowing what to snack on. So, let’s take a closer look at the science behind snacking. Research says – We snack to satisfy cravings, relieve hunger, increase nutrient intake, boredom, to deal with emotions and sometimes to replace meals. The go-to-snacks are usually something like chocolate, chips and/or cheese. Mindful Snacking – Is about paying attention to what you eat, why you eat it, and how you eat it. Understanding the purpose and intention of the snack.
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