Add Some Color To Your Child’s Plate!

Everyone should taste the rainbow– of fruits and vegetables, that is! Add some color to your child’s plate for Childhood Obesity Prevention Month.

Fruits and vegetables should make up one-half of a child’s plate and be a variety of colors. The more colorful, the better fruits and vegetables are for you. Each color does something specific for your body and provides vital nutrients. Red, blue, and purple fruits and vegetables help keep your heart healthy, reduce risk of cancer, and improve cognition and memory. Orange and yellow produce enhance the immune system, help heal wounds, and keep your eyes, skin, bones and teeth healthy. Green produce keeps your eyes healthy and protects against certain cancers. White fruits and vegetables help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Encourage your child to try a new fruit or vegetable today. Eating healthy can be fun. You just need a little color!

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Kohl’s commitment to Mercy Children’s Hospital is made possible through Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys, and 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million through this merchandise program. For more information, visit

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