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Kathy Wilets

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Feb 21, 2013 12:32 PM

February is heart health month and the perfect time to teach kids the importance of healthy cooking and eating. Elementary students from Quail Hollow Elementary School in Sandy, Utah, joined representatives from University of Utah Health Care (UUHC), Kohl’s Department Store, and Radio Disney to learn more about a healthy and active lifestyle.

At a school-wide assembly, representatives from Radio Disney taught the kids about how much fun it can be to get active and eat healthy. Kohl’s presented UUHC with a check for $303,513 to support the Kohl’s Healthy Kids Program, a partnership designed to teach kids at a young age about healthy eating and how to make healthy food choices. The interactive Web site ( features recipes, healthy eating tips, and a contest to win an iPad Mini or a family Disneyland vacation.

On behalf of the Kohl's Cares® Program, donations were collected from Kohl’s stores located in the Salt Lake City area. Kohl’s has gifted nearly $1,400,000 to the University since 2008.

University of Utah Health Care

University of Utah Health Care is the only academic health care system in the Intermountain West and provides leading-edge medicine for the people of Utah and a five-state referral area encompassing more than 10 percent of the continental United States. The health system includes four hospitals with more than 1,000 physicians offering services in more than 200 specialties.  For the past three years, University of Utah Health Care ranked in the top 10 among all U.S. academic medical centers in the rigorous University HealthSystem Consortium Quality and Accountability Study.

Kohl’s Department Stores

 Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,146 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit, or join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter