Healthy Kids Day is April 29, 2017

Across the nation nearly 1.3 million participants will partake in games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more. Visit the webpage for your local YMCA to find out about Healthy Kids Day® activities near you.


At the Y, we believe charged up kids really do achieve amazing things. We see it all the time. When a child is healthy, happy, motivated and excited…watch out…because something amazing is inevitably going to result. As that child grows and fulfills their true potential, they will truly make the world a better place for everyone. To continue our commitment to teach healthy habits for kids and families, encourage physical and mental play, and inspire a lifetime love of exercise, we’re excited to host our 26TH HEALTHY KIDS DAY®.

As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day® is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, we want to focus on charging them up with enthusiasm for themselves…their potential…making this their best summer ever…by keeping kids active and learning. We know that kids gain weight faster during the summer months than during the school year. We also know that summer learning loss—a challenge for all children— is more pronounced among students from low-income neighborhoods.

A child’s development is never on vacation and Healthy Kids Day® is a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body throughout the summer.

Some YMCA locations may host Healthy Kids Day® in cooperation with local events throughout the month of April. Visit the webpage for your local YMCA to find out about their Healthy Kids Day® activities.

Healthy Kids Day is FREE and open to everyone, not just YMCA members. We are waiving the Joining Fee if you decide to join during Healthy Kids Day.

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