Eat Well, Be Well
In an effort to help prevent obesity and chronic disease - and through the generosity of Kohl's - Blythedale's Eat Well, Be Well nutrition program educates children and low-income individuals through classroom instruction, community events and collaborative endeavors with food pantries.
Blythedale Children's Hospital, through the generosity of Kohl’s Department Stores, is proud to offer Eat Well, Be Well, an innovative outreach program designed to bring health and nutrition education to schools and low-income families throughout Westchester County. Since its inception in 2006, the program has reached more than 100,000 students in the greater metropolitan region. Through this program, Blythedale staff members teach healthy eating habits to children by providing curricula, training and educational tools to school districts throughout the area. The program provides general nutrition guidelines to students, parents and school faculty, as well as sharing important information at community events and at local food pantries.
Kohl's has donated more than $2.8 million to Blythedale Children's Hospital since 2000.
Our current program strives to help prevent obesity and chronic disease in low income families by improving knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors through community workshops, events and classroom visits, as well as collaboration with local food pantries to promote chronic disease prevention and food security.
Recent Topics Addressed by Eat Well, Be Well Lead Dietitian Marie Roth:
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Eat Well, Be Well Staff
The program is coordinated by a registered dietitian who plans and promotes program activities; develops nutrition and wellness programming content; provides classroom instruction; attends health fairs and events; and networks and collaborates with community organizations. In addition, the program utilizes the services of a certified holistic healer, who provides instruction to students and community members in different stress management modalities and the science behind why stress management is a key component to well-being via classroom visits and community events.