YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Thank you for joining us for free, healthy fun for the whole family! 

Healthy Kids Day

Join us for YMCA Healthy Kids Day! It is a free community event, celebrating the growth and development of children and families. Healthy Kids Day events will take place at each of our six YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centres across Niagara.

Activities for Healthy Kids Day focus on promoting three parts of healthy child development: 

  • Healthy Spirit: creating positive emotional experiences, promoting confidence and building strong relationships

  • Healthy Mind: developing cognitive and literacy skills and positive reflection

  • Healthy Body: developing skills in physical activity and learning about nutrition and safety.

Raising Healthy Kids

Raising healthy kids is every parent's goal. At the YMCA, we believe healthy kids are the foundation and future of healthy communities. We help kids grow healthier, stronger and more confident, to realize their full potential.

In Spring 2015, YMCA Canada surveyed Canadian parents about the developmental and health needs of children 6-12 years, and how parents can be positive role models during those critical years. The results are in.

The ​2015​ YMCA Healthy Kids Report reveals that 85 per cent of Canadian parents are finding it difficult to set a healthy example for their children. Parents surveyed stated ​that ​they are an important influence on their young children; however, only a few identified themselves as ​'excellent' ​healthy role models.

Learn more ​about what Canadian parents had to tell us about raising healthy kids.

The YMCA models and incorporates healthy practices into its programs and activities for children and youth year round. YMCA Healthy Kids Day places special emphasis on teaching children, youth and their families about exploring healthy living habits that will make a difference throughout the year.

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