In 2000, Kohl's introduced the Kohl's Cares for Kids® program to reinforce their commitment to children's health and education.
Since its start, the Kohl's Cares for Kids® program has raised more than $231 million to support the mission among 160 hospital partners nationwide. Locally, CHKD is the recipient of their continued support.
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 initiatives 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 coaches clinic. For more information or to inquire about school-based assemblies, email Sam Fabian or call her at (757) 668-7402.
Kohl's FitKids Initiatives
Steps to Fitness for Elementary Schools
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, email Sam Fabian or call her at (757) 668-7402.
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 Coaches Clinic
Local coaches can join the FitKids initiative by attending a free clinic addressing the health, nutrition and training needs of young athletes.