The YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day is this Sunday, April 13, at McCleskey YMCA from 1:30-4:30pm.
This FREE Family-Friendly event inspires more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, demonstrations, a kids 1K and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.
Come out and enjoy a giant Inflatable obstacle course, healthy food samples, fire trucks, life safety houses, and lots of other fun and healthy activities for the whole family. The Easter Egg hunt begins at 1:30 pm, a 1K kids’ run is at 2:30 pm and Family Zumba begins at 3:30 pm.
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. Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year.
“One in three U.S. children is obese. This statistic, coupled with the fact that once summer hits, children will be more idle, demonstrates why it’s important to help families develop healthy habits now,” said Becky Shipley, Executive Director of YMCAs in East Cobb “As part of the Y’s commitment to healthy living, through YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day our goal is to improve the health and well-being of kids and inspire habits they can continue into adulthood.”
The McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at 1055 E. Piedmont Marietta, GA 30062 from 1:30 pm – 4 pm and features an Easter Egg Hunt (at 1:30 pm) a kids 1K at 2:30 and activities which encourage fun and active play.