The Healthy Kids Day is scheduled to be celebrated on April 30 nationwide, said the YMCA on a recent statement. The YMCA aims to celebrate the initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of U.S. kids, which can sometimes lose some physical activity during the summer.
This year will be the 25th annual YMCA’s celebration, which has as a purpose to get more kids moving by offering them an incredible fun and healthy day, so they can keep learning and creating habits that they can continue all summer long, as reported by the journal Times.
“The Y is so much more than sports, swimming, gymnastics and a place for kids to hang out. We support families in their efforts to instill healthy habits at home,” said Lisa Nething, family and special events director for the Oshkosh Community YMCA.
Nething commented that sometimes this can feel like a challenge, so at the Healthy Kids Day, they encourage kids to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long in order to help them stay health. All of this, while also giving useful tips to families so they can easily replicate them at home, Nething added.
The dynamics change from city to city, but this year many will have activities like the ones held by the Racine Family. The event will feature activities like an inflatable obstacle course, four-in-one combo bouncy house, family hip hop step, family insanity and many others. So it’s safe to assume kids will have their day cut out for them with plenty of fun activities that encourage a great physical condition.
In some locations, besides the fun and the games, there will also be held the YMCA Fit Fest Community Walk, where the one-mile walk will take place outdoors and is open to all ages and performances.
Healthy habits from prepared parents
The Racine Family has gathered a few tips to help U.S. families develop healthy habits. This ones could be taken in consideration by the family’s interest in going to the events happening near their area or simply in applying them at their homes.
Kids should have a proper nutrition on a daily basis, but for such a fun day they should get their complete meals. At least five serving a day, which is the number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development, according to the YMCA. Other areas that need to get constant attention are teaming up for athletic events or spending family time while volunteering together in interesting activities for kids.
According to Mary Perlini, business office manager at the local YMCA in Plainville, this day is a great way to get outside, play and enjoy a free, fun, family day.