YMCA Healthy Kids Day

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day
 

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 11:30 - 2:00pm

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a FREE community event celebrating the healthy growth and development of children and families, providing fun and engaging activities, practical information and simple ways kids and families can be healthier in spirit, mind and body.

On June 1, the YMCA of Niagara will join YMCAs across Canada in hosting YMCA Healthy Kids Day. Designed to help kids and families embrace healthy habits that can become a lifelong practice, this free community event will focus on fun and engaging activities, practical information and simple ways to be healthier in spirit, mind and body.

More information about the activities will be available closer to the event. 

  

More about YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Raising healthy kids is every parent's goal. At the YMCA, we believe that helping young people grow up healthy makes our whole community stronger. However, we know that the majority of children and youth in Canada are not getting adequate access to opportunities for active recreation and healthy living. The problems facing our kids are real:

  • 46% of Canadian kids get 3 hours or less of active play per week, including weekends
  • 63% of Canadian kids' free time after school and on weekends is spent being sedentary

(Source: 2012 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card)

 

The YMCA models and incorporates healthy practices into its programs and activities for children and youth year round, and 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.


Across Canada, most children do not meet recommended levels of daily physical activity. Rising rates of obesity and related chronic disease tell us that getting kids active should be a top priority for parents, schools, and all Canadians.  Although 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 and youth and their families about exploring healthy living habits that will make a difference throughout the year. 

Healthy Kids Day is a free community event, celebrating the growth and development of children and families through physical fitness, safety and nutrition.


Watch for more details and our activity schedule coming soon!


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