YMCA Family Center Hosts Healthy Kids Day

Get a head start on summer fun at Healthy Kids Day at the Weston YMCA Family Center on Saturday, April 29th. The free community event is a chance for children and parents to explore the many opportunities available at the Y this summer to keep kids’ minds and bodies active. 

For 30 years, Healthy Kids Day has been where fun and play become lifelong memories. Join the community for a day of healthy, fun activities that celebrate kids being kids. This is a FREE event, and it is open to the community. Healthy Kids Day is part of a national YMCA initiative to improve health and well-being for children and families. It will feature activities such as Y-Fit games and arts and crafts, as well as educational information on nutrition and healthy living designed to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

Research shows that children gain weight two to three times faster during the summer vacation than during the school year. The YMCA wants to help them stay active and continue learning through our summer programs which have health and educational components.

The Y promotes family fun and fitness during the summer months. It encourages families to step away from the TV or computer screen and spend time outdoors, engaging in playful activity together for at least an hour a day.

At Healthy Kids Day, children can enroll in the Y-Fit youth wellness program, which combines fun and active play. Physical activity is a large component of the Y’s summer camp programs. Families can learn more about the many options available to all ages from preschool through high school. There will also be demonstrations from some of the Y’s new camps. 

The event is hosted at the Weston YMCA from 9:00 am till noon.

Healthy Kids Day is a great way to figure out exactly what your child wants to do this summer. Just because school is out doesn’t mean learning needs to stop. The Y supports families in their efforts to teach healthy habits and keep kids active and learning, preparing them for a brighter future. It’s part of the Y’s promise to strengthen the communities we serve.

To learn more about Family Fund Day or to sign up for a one-day free pass to the Y, visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org/hkd2022/