School Programs

Since children spend a significant amount of time in school during their formative years, the Kohl’s Cares Keeping Kids Heathy Program currently offers an innovative outreach program that promotes good nutrition and physical fitness for local schools.

As childhood obesity rates climb, an entire generation of children is at risk of growing up with chronic health problems such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma and other conditions.

The best gifts we can give our kids are to help them develop healthy eating habits. As parents, caregivers and educators, we can provide a foundation for children to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Nutrition Programs for Schools or Community:

Preschool – Grade 2

  • Make a Plate Placemat allows children to create a colorful laminated healthy meal placemat with foods from all the food groups.
  • Hungry Bear Looks for a Healthy Meal: This is a puppet show that introduces young children to the idea of choosing “everyday” foods for daily meals, using the My Plate food icon as a guide, and learning the difference between “sometimes” foods which may be eaten on occasion.
  • Healthy Breakfast, Everywhere You Go: a 20-minute power point presentation that covers the importance of eating healthy breakfasts at home and/or school.
  • Healthy Snacking In a Nutshell: a 20-minute power point presentation that covers the importance of choosing and including healthy snacks for growing children.
  • Create your Plate is an introduction to the USDA’s "MyPlate" food icon with use of lifelike food models to demonstrate.
  • Guess the Food in the Bag Game educates children about different foods and the importance of eating as variety of foods to obtain a full complement of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.
  • Plan a Picnic allows children to assemble their own meal from our picnic basket of lifelike healthy food models. Children learn about portion sizes, good choices and variety.
  • Whoa…Go…Slow is a colorful standup display that is ideal for health fairs. It teaches children nutritional value of foods. Whoa = foods to avoid; Go=foods that are healthful; Slow=be careful; only eat sometimes.


Grades 3-5

  • Healthy Breakfast, Everywhere You Go: a 20-minute power point presentation that covers the importance of eating healthy breakfasts at home and/or school. Parfait my Way handout.
  • Healthy Snacking In a Nutshell: a 20-minute power point presentation that covers the importance of choosing and including healthy snacks for growing children.
  • Portion Distortion is a program that focuses on how portion sizes of everyday foods have grown over recent years. It uses actual food, food models, everyday objects and measuring utensils to teach proper portion sizes.
  • Nutrition Jeopardy is a lively power point computer games, played to educate about healthy eating and exercise.
  • Healthy Eating From the Ground Up. A discussion of foods that come from plants, why they are important to health and how you can include them into your diet.
  • Healthy Eating, Healthy You.  We review the food groups, healthy snacking and discuss sugar and fat content in certain food items.  
  • Healthy food demonstrations: Black Bean and Broccoli Quesadillas; Crunchy Zucchini Circles; Fruit Smoothies


Middle School

  • Healthy Breakfast, Everywhere You Go is a 20-minute power point presentation covering the importance of eating healthy breakfasts at home and/or school. Grab & Go handout.
  • Healthy Snacking In a Nutshell: a 20-minute power point presentation that covers the importance of choosing and including healthy snacks for growing children.
  • Portion Distortion is a program that focuses on how portion sizes of everyday foods have grown over recent years. It uses actual food, food models, everyday objects and measuring utensils to teach proper portion sizes.
  • Portion Distortion is a program that focuses on how portion sizes of everyday foods have grown over recent years. It uses actual food, food models, everyday objects and measuring utensils to teach proper portion sizes.
  • Healthy Eating From the Ground Up. A discussion of foods that come from plants, why they are important to health and how you can include them into your diet.
  • Healthy Eating, Healthy You. We review the food groups, healthy snacking and discuss sugar and fat content in certain food items.
  • Healthy food demonstrations: Black Bean and Broccoli Quesadillas; Crunchy Zucchini Circles; Fruit Smoothies


High School

  • Healthy Breakfast, Everywhere You Go is a 20-minute power point presentation covering the importance of eating healthy breakfasts at home and/or school. My Healthy Ideas handout.
  • Portion Distortion is a program that focuses on how portion sizes of everyday foods have grown over recent years. It uses actual food, food models, everyday objects and measuring utensils to teach proper portion sizes.
  • Family Mealtime; Anytime, Anyplace is a 20- minute power point presentation focusing on the importance and benefits of family meals.
  • Healthy Eating From the Ground Up. A discussion of foods that come from plants, why they are important to health and how you can include them into your diet.
  • Nutrition Jeopardy is a lively power point computer game, played to educate about healthy eating and exercise.


Parents/Caregivers

  • Myth Busters power point presentation focuses on five common myths about healthy eating and activity and ways to bust those myths so that parents and caregivers have the knowledge and strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity for their children.
  • Healthy Eating From the Ground Up is a power point presentation and discussion of foods that come from plants, why they are important to health and how you can include them into your diet.
  • Healthy Breakfast, Everywhere You Go is a power point presentation and discussion that covers the importance of eating healthy breakfasts at home and/or school.
  • Healthy Snacking In a Nutshell is a power point presentation and discussion that covers the importance of choosing and including healthy snacks for growing children.
  • Family Mealtime; Anytime, Anyplace is a power point presentation and discussion focusing on the importance and benefits of family meals.
  • Portion Distortion is a program that focuses on how portion sizes of everyday foods have grown over recent years. It uses actual food, food models, everyday objects and measuring utensils to teach proper portion sizes.
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