Kosair Children’s Hospital, with the help of Kohl’s Cares and the Children’s Hospital Foundation, is able to develop programming aimed at giving kids a happier and healthier future.

This program helps ensure kids and their families in our community and region have access to education and resources about nutrition and the importance of physical activity. The program also provides tools and strategies for preventing and reducing childhood obesity.

Members of the Children's Hospital Foundation accept a check presented by Kohl's District Manager, Kevin Downes at the 2012 Festival of Tress and Lights at Slugger Field. Leslie Smart, System Director of Philanthropy, Children's Hospital Foundation, presents Kevin Downes of Kohl's Department stores with a proclamation from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in honor of the generous support by Kohl's Cares to the Children's Hospital Foundation to provide health and nutrition programming to children throughout the community.

Kohl’s Fun-tastic Fitness
Some of the programs currently underway include:

  • A pedometer program for 4th and 5th graders throughout several Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky. Students are given pedometers and tasked with tracking their steps online as they compete between classes to achieve the most steps taken.  The more steps taken, the more the classes and individual students are rewarded!
  • Teacher training and education for how to being a mileage club within their own school
  • The installation of a walking track and vegetable garden for elementary school students 
  • A nutrition brochure, entitled “My Great, Healthy Plate” that features easy and fun ways to remember nutrition facts and serving sizes

Other exciting projects in the works include a health and fitness reality style DVD and companion booklet using local kids to help teach the importance of eating healthy and staying active and e-newsletters to parents that provide information and easy tips and resources for nutrition and exercise for their kids and families!