Board game exhibit encourages healthy choices

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:59 am

Kohl’s Corp.’s Kohl’s Cares for Kids program recently donated $725,000 to Children’s Hospital and Health System, part of which funded a new exhibit at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum that will open Saturday, Feb. 27.The exhibit, a giant game board, was done in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and challenges kids to make healthy decisions

"Kohl’s continues to strive to make a positive difference through our Kohl’s Cares for Kids platform across the country and in our hometown, and we are pleased to partner with two prominent Milwaukee-area organizations to benefit the collective community," said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "Kohl’s, Children’s Hospital and Health System and the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum are all focused on teaching local kids the importance of health and safety. By teaming together, we’ve pooled our strengths to help accomplish greater things for area kids and families."
The 2,000-square-foot exhibit features a giant game board where kids can learn the good and the bad of health-related decisions, learn about nutrition, activity and rest and safety and personal care. 
"Thanks to the generosity of Kohl’s and our continuing partnership with Children’s Hospital and Health System, we are able to provide preschoolers and older children alike with fun and engaging ways to explore the elements of healthy living, and help caregivers reinforce with children the importance of making good health-related choices," said Carolyn Rydlewicz, associate director of educational programs for the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum.
The Kohl’s Healthy Kids: It’s Your Move! exhibit is free with regular admission and will be at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum for the next five years. Admission is $6 per person and $5 for seniors. Children younger than one are free. For more information, call 414-390-KIDS (5437) or visit www.bbcmkids.org.

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