Kohl's Cares® 4 U

In January 2018, Kohl’s Cares 4 U donated $200,000 to the Healthy Living Institute at UMC who created the Kohl’s Kids Food & Fun Program. The goal of the program is to reduce childhood obesity rates by increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables. The program is designed to educate and promote behavior change in children and adolescents to ensure they grow into healthy adults.

Since 1980, obesity rates have tripled for children and adolescents. Approximately 12.5 million of America’s youth are obese. The increase in obesity rates can be linked to consuming too many calories and limiting physical activity. Obese youths have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and other health conditions. Obese children often suffer from social and psychological problems as well. A report conducted by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health in 2013 showed that 36.8% of children and adolescents are overweight or obese in Nevada.

The Kohl’s Cares Foundation donation allows the UMC Children’s Hospital to provide informational brochures, pencils, coloring books, fruits, vegetables,  and other physical activity tools for the children in Clark County. By providing educational information and tools aimed at preventing obesity and promoting healthy habits  to parents and children we can have a significant impact on the incident rates in Clark County.

Out in the Community

Throughout the year, the Healthy Living Institute at UMC will conduct Kohl’s Kids Food & Fun Workshops. Staff will go into schools and community centers to educate students about healthy eating as well as physical activity. Students will have the opportunity to try different fruits and vegetables. Student will also be introduced to a variety of physical activities that can be easily completed anywhere. In addition, keep an eye out for our Yummy Sites.

Kohl’s Cares 4 U at UMC Children’s Hospital has provided community wide education on water safety, car seat safety, bike safety, and pedestrian safety. Community events, health fairs, bicycle rodeos, car seat checks, and school presentations comprise the types of outreach efforts of the program. The Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC formed the exclusive partnership with Kohl’s and received the first grant funds of over $166,000 at the kick- off event in November of 2011 and has continued from that day to work together to create a safer, healthier community.

References:

Nevada Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Childhood obesity in Nevada. Carson City, Nevada. January 2016

Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, BMI of Nevada Students: School Year 2013-2014. Carson City, Nevada. May 2015.

Visit the Kohl’s Cares
program website at: www.kohls.com/cares


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Merchandise program featuring $5 books and plush toys. 100% of the purchase price benefits UMC Children's Hospital.

Kohl’s donation to UMC Children’s Hospital is made possible through a merchandise program featuring $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of the proceeds support the program. These items can be purchased at any Kohl’s location in the Las Vegas valley or online. Since 2000, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 million nationwide to support children’s health and education initiatives. Kohl’s also believes that everyone has the ability to make a difference, so support the UMC Children’s Hospital with your continued purchases of the adorable $5 plush toys and books.