YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day to Help Kids in Central Florida Exercise Minds and Bodies

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On Saturday, April 26, the Central Florida YMCA’s 27 Y family centers are holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Activities will include games, contests, health screenings, family Zumba and yoga classes, swim test evaluations, pool and bicycle safety tips, healthy eating demos, arts and crafts and more.

For one day only – April 26 – all YMCA joiners’ fees will be waived. New members will enjoy significant savings on all Y-quality programs, including youth sports, summer camp, aquatics, adult sports leagues, preventative health and wellness programs and more! HealthyKidsDay

WHEN:           Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10a.m. – 3p.m. 

WHERE:       All of Central Florida YMCA’s 27 Y family center locations

WHY:           With nearly 1-in-3 Florida kids overweight or obese – and a majority reading below grade level, the Y’s Healthy Kids Day is a great way for families to get up, get active and start developing healthier routines at home.

“Research shows that when the school year ends, kids tend to lose up to two months of learning and gain weight two times faster,” said Shannon Matthews, YMCA Vice President of Education. “Through Healthy Kids Day, we want parents to know that the Y is here for them during the summer ─ and rest of the year ─ to help kids thrive in the classroom, on the playing field and in life.”

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