Is your child receiving health education? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio is one of only five states that doesn’t require health education in the schools. That’s where the Kohl’s Kids in Action (KKiA) program, through Mercy Children’s Hospital, comes in. Now in its ninth year offering free nutrition and health education to students in grades K-6, the KKiA program fills the gap by teaching four key messages recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for obesity prevention. Children need to drink at least eight cups of water, get enough sleep, eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Funded by a grant from Kohl’s Cares through the sale of stuffed animals and story books, The KKiA program is available to any group that serves elementary age children in Lucas County. For more information call 419-251-1246 or visit kohlskidsinaction.org, where you’ll also find activity ideas and great recipes for kids.