Kids learn healthy activities through play
SYCAMORE – On Saturday, April 27, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day with a free community event to encourage kids to get moving and learning, and families to live healthier. Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, takes place at 1,900 Ys and kick-starts healthier behaviors now and throughout the summer, a critical out-of-school time for children’s health.
According to the latest findings of the YMCA’s Family Health Snapshot – a survey of parents that gauges their children’s activity levels during the school year – only 19 percent of children get 60 minutes of physical activity, only 17 percent read books for fun, and only 12 percent eat at least eight fruits and vegetables daily.
“At the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, we know parents struggle to keep their kids physically and intellectually active every day. We want to help ensure fewer kids are at risk of childhood obesity and more kids excel in school,” said Lesley Feyerherm, youth development director at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com