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Celebrate Healthy Kids Day with the Y!

With summer right around the corner, this is a perfect time to get moving! For most kids, the end of the school year means more free time for adventures, outdoor activities, and fun with friends. At the same time, we know that a few months of inactivity can lead to critical gaps in health and education that put kids at risk for childhood obesity and learning loss. For parents, keeping their kids healthy and active during the summer requires planning and preparation. 

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day®

Kids participate in fun group exercises at one of the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day® events. Healthy Kids Day, the largest health day for kids, will be celebrated at Y's nationwide on April 28. (Photo by YMCA of the USA)

To encourage kids to keep their minds and bodies moving this summer, Y’s across the country are celebrating Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 28th.

As part of Healthy Kids Day, the Y is encouraging kids to "Take on Summer" through free events at more than 1,900 Ys across the country. These events will  feature fun and educational activities designed to inspire healthy habits and learning. Y’s will  provide resources and tips for parents to begin thinking about simple ways to keep their kids active throughout the summer.

Learn more and find a participating Y near you!


For more great ideas about how to keep healthy and active visit our Let's Move Outside! "Where to Go" guide.