On Saturday, April 29th, 2017 the Y is celebrating YMCA's Healthy Kids Day®, the Y's national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families.
Healthy Kids Day® will include fun active play and educational activities to keep kids moving and learning, in order to maintain healthy habits and academic skills to achieve goals and reach their full potential.
Millions of children and their families are expected to participate in Healthy Kids Day® at nearly 1,600 events across the country.
Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow, but sometimes when the school year ends, so does a child's exposure to activities that keep the body and mind active.
Kids are less physically active and engaged in learning during the summer months. In fact, research shows that children gain weight two to three times faster during summer vacation than during the school year.
Get involved with Healthy Kids Day® at your local Y!