Kohl’s Department Stores in WNY Present $168,094 to Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

Updated: 12/14/2012
(L to R) Michelle Ecker, RD, CDN, CDE, Diabetes Center/Endocrinology Division Research Manager, and Dr. Quattrin accept the presentation from Dawn, a Kohl’s Associate from the North Buffalo store.

Local Kohl's department stores through its Kohl's Cares for Kids program presented $168,094 to support childhood obesity prevention programs of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. 

These funds will help Women & Children Hospital of Buffalo with outreach to local day care centers, local Buffalo schools, health fairs and community events by providing educational materials for children and their families about healthy eating habits and the benefits of physical activity.

In addition, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo will collect pre- and post data in selected day care centers and implement more extensive education to these centers to measure the benefits of the program led by Teresa Quattrin, MD, UB Distinguished Professor, A Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo, and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Kohl’s Cares for Kid's Program provides education initiatives in communities nationwide with over a decade of dedication and millions of dollars raised to support injury prevention, immunization and nutrition programs as well as scholarships and cause merchandise to give kids a happier and healthier future. To date, the program has raised more than $700,000 for Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.  For more information, please go online at www.wchob.org.

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo is ranked by US News & World Report in its special edition of "Best Children's Hospitals".  As three of the specialty areas within children's hospitals ranked nationally in this publication, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is among the best children's hospitals in Neurology/Neurosurgery and Cancer care in 2011 – 2012 and Gastroenterology in 2012 – 2013.