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Healthy Kids Day April 25: Keeping Young Minds & Bodies Active

With nearly 1-in-3 Florida kids overweight or obese – and a majority reading below grade level, the Y’s Healthy Kids Day is a great way for families to get up, get active and start developing healthier routines at home.

Scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at each of our 27 Y family centers, the event is being co-sponsored by our great partner, Orlando Health.

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 swim lessons and the Y's groundbreaking summer camp program, focused on Values, Reading, Wellness, and Strengthening Families.

A special membership deal makes it even better. For one day only - April 25 - all YMCA joiners' fees will be waived.

In addition to saving $150, new members will enjoy significant savings on all Y-quality programs, including youth sports, summer camp, aquatics, adult sports leagues, preventative health and wellness programs, 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 Education. "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.”

To learn more about Healthy Kids Day, the benefits of Y membership, summer camp, and swim lessons, contact your local YMCA Family Center.