March 25, 2015

Join us for Healthy Kids Day April 25, 2015 10 a.m.-Noon

Join us on Saturday, April 25, the Elmhurst YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with free community events across the Chicagoland area for kids and families."

Elmhurst YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® on April 25, 2015
Aims to Help Kids Stay Active and Keep Learning

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10 a.m.-Noon
Elmhurst YMCA
211 W. First Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630.834.9200

Healthy Kids Day is a national initiative that aims to get more children moving and learning so they can keep up the habit all summer long—a critical out-of-school time for kids’ health. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles or gaps related to hunger, water safety, learning, safe spaces to play and health, which prevent them from reaching their full potential. Each year, the Y helps over 9 million youth nationwide “hop the gap” and achieve more by providing a safe to place to learn, stay healthy and build friendships. This year, nearly 1,300 Ys across the country will celebrate Healthy Kids Day.

Here is just a sample of some of the exciting activities we have planned:

 

"At the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day events, we will focus on health and education-related activities to ensure participants learn about nutrition, exercise and other preventable health diseases. Our health focus, combined with fun learning activities, will ensure that fewer children are at risk for childhood obesity or diabetes and be successful in school. It's never too early to help children learn about healthy living," said Richard Malone, President and CEO, YMCA of Metro Chicago.  “Research shows that during the summer, children are more likely to gain weight and fall behind academically than during the school year.  Healthy Kids Day is not just a single day of fun, active play and learning--it's a kickoff to help families get a jump start on creating a healthier summer for their children.”

In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits: