Keeping Kids Healthy, Active and Engaged This Summer
Summer is a time when children can let their imaginations run wild! From creating their own plays to building forts in the backyard, there’s no limit to what kids can dream up.
Awaken Summer Imagination!
April 21 from 10:00am to 1:00pm, we’re hosting Healthy Kids Day®. The annual event is a nationwide-initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. Across the nation nearly 1.2 million participants will partake in games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more.
Here at the Johnson County Family YMCA families and children will: tour emergency response vehicles, participate in physical activity challenges, be introduced to scouting/outdoor activities, gymnastics enjoy the bounce houses and so much more! These activities will be there to motivate and inspire families to develop a healthy routine at home.
“As we head into the summer, the Y wants to help awaken their imaginations and help them achieve amazing things. There are no days off for a child’s developing mind and body,” said Shanda Wright, Youth Director, “and Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and engage kids to stay physically and intellectually active over the summer.”
In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:
- High Five the Fruits and Veggies
- Read Together
- Get Moving!
- Play Together
- Make sleep a priority
Healthy Kids Day is Brought To You By
Healthy Kids Day encourages youth and families to awaken summer imagination and this cannot be done without proper nutrition. Walmart Foundation is proud to sponsor Healthy Kids Day to raise awareness about the importance of food security and nutrition for youth and families.
Delta wants to ensure that kids have their best summer ever and is a proud sponsor of Healthy Kids Day.
Locally, Healthy Kids Day is sponsored by The Vision Center of Johnson County, First Interstate Bank, First Northern Bank of Buffalo, Powder River Energy Corporation, The Sports Lure and Norco.