National Healthy Kids Day® Planned for Central Florida Families on April 25

Local YMCA Kicks off a National Awareness Campaign to reduce summer learning and health gaps that could hold kids back with a community event at 27 Y locations.

Healthy Kids Day® is the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being. The event, which is open to the public, features games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more activities to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home. It will also be an opportunity for families to learn more about local Y quality summer camps, all of which – in addition to a lot of fun – emphasize reading, physical activity, healthy eating and values. Parents can also ask about Y summer camp scholarships, awarded on the basis of need, which enable even more Central Florida kids to get up, get active and take on Summer. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at nearly 1,600 Ys across the country, aims to get more kids moving and learning, so they can keep up the habit all summer long – a critical out-of school time for kids’ health. Locally, this community-wide event is sponsored by Orlando Health and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Date:        Saturday, April 25, 2015 Time:       10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Location:  27 Y Family Centers in Orange, Osceola, Marion, Seminole, Lake and Brevard counties, including 11 Outreach Ys serving Pine Hills, Tangelo Park, Kissimmee and other fragile communities, will be hosting the event.