Blank Children's Hospital

Kohl's All Kids Healthy

Welcome to the Kohl's All Kids Healthy website! Our 2017 website articles are written to provide more information related to our monthly calendar topics.


This year's calendar is called Healthy for Life. The Kohl's All Kids Healthy program reached out to the various schools we work with to ask students to draw artwork around the theme for the 2017 calendar. In the calendar, you can see the children included many ideas of health in their drawings. Whether it is the food you eat, physical activity, sleep, or brushing your teeth daily, these kids know what it takes to maintain a healthy body for a lifetime!  The calendar can be downloaded at the bottom of this page or contact Julia Richards Krapfl at 515-241-3317 for a hard copy (while supplies last) if you are not in one of our participating programs.

Monthly Topics

January 2017: Healthy fruits, vegetables and dairy keep your body fueled and ready to go! This new year, make the promise to eat more fruits and veggies and get the right amount of dairy. Learn more. 

February 2017: Being healthy means getting enough sleep and drinking plenty of water. Sleep and water are important to keep you alert and focused throughout the day.

March 2017: Fruits and vegetables come in a variety of colors, meaning each has different nutrients. Try to eat different colors each week to get the maximum benefits. 

April 2017: Fitness information is often directed towards individuals, but there are lots of ways to be healthy and stay active as a family. Read this article for some fun ideas. 

May 2017: Use MyPlate to help build a balanced plate with all of the nutrition you and your family needs.  Learn more. 

June 2017: Research has shown that families with a routine are healthier. Learn how to get started. 

July 2017: Working on core muscles is key to long-term health and to maintaining activity levels in both children and adults.  

About Our Program

Blank Children's Hospital and Kohl's Cares have partnered to provide obesity prevention education to kids in our community. Kohl's All Kids Healthy works to assess children's health risks and provide education to preschools and after-school programs in central Iowa. Program components include educational presentations and CATCH curriculum.

The Kohl's All Kids Healthy program supports our Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH). CATCH is a nationally-recognized, research-based childhood obesity prevention program. CATCH teaches children about the benefits of daily physical activity and smart food choices using a variety of non-competitive games and classroom-style lessons.  While the complete CATCH curriculum addresses a variety of areas within schools, The Center for Advocacy and Outreach at Blank Children's Hospital has focused on the after-school component (CATCH Kids Club) and the preschool component (CATCH Early Childhood).  CATCH programming helps teachers and staff shape their physical activity time to get all children participating and active. 

Support for Blank Children's Hospital's childhood obesity prevention program is generously provided by the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program.


Download the 2017 Kohl's All Kids Healthy Calendar.