Kohl’s Cares for Kids Growing Healthy Habits
A nutrition program offered to local schools and childcare organizations.
March - National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Initiated in March 1973 as a week-long event, "National Nutrition Week" became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition.
East Alabama Medical Center’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center has developed a multi-faceted, 2-day nutrition educational experience for elementary school children called Kohl’s Cares for Kids Growing Healthy Habits and sponsored by Kohl’s Cares.
DAY ONE: In-School Experience (30 to 40 minutes) ) – During the month of March 2012, trained EAMC Diabetes and Nutrition Center staff will come to your classroom and facilitate Blast Off Game, an interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity. “Fuel” tanks for each food group help students keep track of how their choices fit into MyPyramid.
DAY TWO: Field Trip (3 hours) )– Students visit the EAMC Community Garden and get their hands dirty learning how to grow vegetables. In addition, students will make their own nutritional snack and participate in a fun exercise program. This field trip is offered on Mondays and Fridays in April and May 2012. Limited bus scholarships are available.
If your school or childcare organization is interested in a multi-faceted approach to nutrition education, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .