In 2000, Kohl's introduced the
Kohl's Cares for Kids® program to reinforce their commitment to children's health and education. Since the creation of the program, they have raised more than $231 million to support their mission among 160 hospital partners nationwide. Locally, CHKD is the recipient of their continued support.
Thanks to Kohl’s Department stores, associates and customers, CHKD will receive $85,900 for a health-focused outreach program called Kohl's FitKids in the Hampton Roads community in 2013/14. Kohl’s FitKids provides educational programs and events that address childhood obesity by encouraging youth and families to eat healthier and be active every day.
Kohl's FitKids intiatives educate the community about the prevalence of childhood obesity and the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise. Programs include Steps to Fitness days at large community events featuring national speakers, school-based assemblies for grades K-12, health fairs, and an annual Kohl's FitKids coach's clinic. For more information or to inquire about school-based assemblies, call Sam Fabian at (757) 668-7402 or email Sandra.Fabian@chkd.org.
Kohl's FitKids Initiatives
Steps to Fitness for Elementary Schools
Steps to Fitness is designed to enhance the well-being of children and families by providing hands-on education about personal and family fitness. 1st-5th graders receive the Kohl's FitKids Steps to Fitness publication through their schools or at health fairs and events throughout the community.
In addition, CHKD has teamed up with Quiet Riot, a theater arts group from Pennsylvania, to present a 50-minute Steps to Fitness assembly, combining the hospital's research in children's health and Quiet Riot's unique entertainment style. For more information contact Sandra.Fabian@chkd.org or call (757) 668-7402.
Kohl's FitKids at the Tides Game
Join CHKD and Kohl's FitKids at a Tides baseball game for a night of fun and education about eating well and the importance of exercise. Learn about healthy food choices, fitness and sports safety. Look for Kohl's FitKids messages displayed on the outfield video board and pick up health information from the resource tables on the concourse. CHKD kids will throw out the first pitch, sing the national anthem and particpate in fun games between innings. This is a fun family event on Sunday, August 11, starting at 6 p.m.
Kohl's FitKids Family Day
Join the community for Kohl's FitKids Family Day following CHKD's Run/Walk for the Kids at Town Point Park for a great day of fun and fitness. The outdoor stage will be full of interactive activities like Zumba and line dancing. Learn from nutrition and exercise experts about easy ways to prepare healthy meals and stay fit. Enjoy an obstacle course, soccer kicks and inflatable bouncers throughout the day. More information about this event will become available May 2014.
Kohl's FitKids Health Fairs
Find Kohl's FitKids information and activities in schools and at community events throughout Hampton Roads.
Kohl's FitKids Coach's Clinic
Local coaches can join the FitKids initiative by attending a free clinic addressing the health, nutrition and training needs of young athletes.
Upcoming Events and Programs
March 17-19, 2014 -- Kohl’s FitKids Steps to Fitness program will be presented at five Norfolk Public Elementary Schools (Chesterfield Academy, Coleman Place Elementary, Ghent School, Willard, 1 more school TBA.) This interactive and engaging program teaches students about the importance of making healthy food choices and getting outside to play and exercise.