Healthy Kids Day
Join the YMCA of Austin for Healthy Kids Day 2019: Healthy Kids Day brings families together to engage in active play and learn healthier habits.
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
FREE to Members & Austin Community
Stay tuned as we update this page with more information on activities as they are planned.
On Saturday, March 9, the Y is celebrating the Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families.
YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day will include fun active play and educational activities to keep kids moving and learning, in order to maintain healthy habits an academic skills to achieve goals and reach their full potential.
Nearly 1.2 million children and their families are expected to participate in YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day at more than 1,600 locations across the country.
For over 25 years Healthy Kids Day has celebrated kids’ health and continues to teach healthy habits for kids and families, encourage active play and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity.
A child’s development is never on vacation and YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day serves as summer kick-off event that helps kids stay healthy and achieving all summer long.
When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. As a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y is addressing critical gaps in kids’ health and education. Kids are less physically active and engage in learning that children gain weight two to three times faster during the summer vacation than during the school year. In addition, kids – particularly from low-income families – fall behind academically because they don’t have access to out-of-school learning opportunities. In fact, by fifth grade, low-income kids are two to three school years behind middle-income children.
The Y supports families in their efforts to teach healthy habits and keep kids active and learning, preparing them for a brighter future. It’s part of the Y’s promise to strengthen communities.
For over 25 years, YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day has celebrated kids’ health and continues to teach healthy habits for kids and families, encourage active play and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity.
Contact our Healthy Living Director, Bryce Becker at 507.433.1804 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.