Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA


As part of a nationwide effort to encourage kids to get moving, the McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA will host YMCA Healthy Kids Day on April 17th, the nation’s largest health day for kids and families. YMCA Healthy Kids Day is filled with fun, engaging and creative activities that foster healthy living, and is a part of the YMCA’s larger efforts to help more kids and families become physically active. All activities are free and open to the public.

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image-ymca logoYMCA Healthy Kids Day will kick off at 1:30 p.m. with an Easter Egg Hunt filled with thousands of eggs stuffed with prizes for kids ages 0-9 to find (be sure to arrive early). Following the hunt, families can enjoy inflatables, water games, Cobb Smoke House and music. Resources will be available to help educate grown-ups about making healthy choices for their families every day.

“Keeping kids healthy is at the core of what the McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA stands for,” said Becky Shipley, Executive Director. “The word ‘exercise’ doesn’t sound very enjoyable to many people, especially kids, but getting them to move more through play that requires physical activity is the key to building healthy habits that last a lifetime. On YMCA Healthy Kids Day, both kids and grown-ups will have the opportunity to get moving, to play and to have fun.”

EAST COBBER Health & Wellness Expo Part of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day

The EAST COBBER magazine is partnering with the YMCA by producing the EAST COBBER Health & Wellness Expo to be held in conjunction with the Y’s Healthy Kids Day.

“The entire day is designed to celebrate healthy living and encourage kids and families to get excited about physical activity and play together, so the EAST COBBER wanted to introduce local health professionals to families seeking local resources to improve their health,” says Cynthia Rozzo, publisher of the EAST COBBER.

The EAST COBBER Health & Wellness Expo will feature:

  • Booths and exhibits from local health & wellness professionals
  • Free health screenings
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Healthy Food Court with cooking demos and samples from area chefs
  • Ongoing exercise and fitness demonstrations
  • “The Doctor is In” booth featuring private consultations with specialists
  • Book signings by local authors
  • Spa treatments
  • And more!

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to present your goods and services to over 500 health and fitness conscious East Cobb families! Find out how you can be a part of this exciting event. Call the EAST COBBER for exhibitor information at 770-640-7070. McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA is located at 1055 E. Piedmont Road, Marietta. 770-977-5991.


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