With nearly 1-in-3 Florida kids overweight or obese – and a majority reading below grade level, the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day is a great way for families to get up, get active and start developing healthier, smarter routines for summer.
Scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018, this fun, FREE, family-friendly event will be held in partnership with Publix Super Markets Charities at 17 YMCA Family Centers across Central Florida.
Activities will include games, contests, health screenings, family Zumba and yoga classes, swim test evaluations, pool and bicycle safety tips, healthy eating demos, arts and crafts, and more.
Healthy Kids Day is also a great opportunity to register kids for Y swim lessons, as well as YMCA summer camp programs that keep kids safe, active, and learning when the school year ends.
And when families join the Y by April 21, they can also save up to $150 on membership, which includes youth and adult sports, aquatics, group exercise classes, preventative health, and wellness, and more.
“Research shows that when the school year ends, kids tend to lose up to two months of learning and gain weight two times faster,” said Shannon Matthews, YMCA Vice President of Youth Development. "Through Healthy Kids Day, we want parents to know that the Y is here for them during the summer ─ and rest of the year ─ to help kids thrive in the classroom, on the playing field, and in life.”