To kick-start physical activity and learning throughout the summer, a critical out-of-school time for kids, the YMCA of Grays Harbor is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event on April 27th for kids and families. Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and grow, but for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are more prone to gain weight and fall behind academically over the summer months.
“At Healthy Kids Day, we’re helping parents take on summer by taking steps to ensure that their kids stay physically and intellectually active,” said Dan Brown, Associate Executive Director at the YMCA of Grays Harbor. “With summer just around the corner, there is no better time than now to begin developing a healthy routine that helps kids be healthier and sharper for when the next school year begins.”
A leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y holds Healthy Kids Day to improve the health and well-being of kids. As part of this initiative, the Y – along with hundreds of thousands of parents and kids nationwide – is taking on summer by addressing critical gaps in health and education that cause kids to be at increased risk for childhood obesity and suffer summer learning loss.
The YMCA of Grays Harbor’s FREE event will take place at the Y from 12-2pm and will feature activities such as family aerobics, healthy hands on education, and drawings for prizes and free memberships.
For more information contact the YMCA of Grays Harbor at 360-537-9622 or www.ghymca.net
(Nationwide) Saturday, April 26, 2014
Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On April 26, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day®, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.