“Red,” shouts one child. “Green,” calls another. These kids are playing a game, but they are also learning a lesson they will take with them forever – the life lesson of healthy living. Students at area elementary schools are getting a head start towards a long and healthy life through the Kohl’s Kid Fit for Life, a childhood obesity prevention program funded by Kohl’s and the Kohl’s Cares program.
Lakin Tice and the team from the Southeast Alabama Medical Center’s Living Well Fitness Center, bring the Kohl’s Kids Fit for Life program to area elementary schools once a week for six weeks to teach kids about nutrition, fitness and healthy living. Hidden Lake Elementary, Girard Elementary, Morris Slingluff Elementary, Houston Academy, Cloverdale Elementary, Grandview Elementary, Faine Elementary and Highlands Elementary are participating in the 2012-2013 program.
Now in its fifth year, Kohl’s has provided more than $123,000 in support of the Kohl’s Kids Fit for Life program. Kohl’s commitment to Southeast Alabama Medical Center and the Medical Center Foundation is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. Plush toys and books may be purchased at the Dothan Kohl’s store, where 100 percent of the net profits supports the Kohl’s Kids Fit for Life program.
For more information on school participation or ways to support Kohl’s Kids Fit for Life contact the Medical Center Foundation offices at 334-673-4150.