Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light

September 26, 2014

Register for this FREE training

The YMCA of the Suncoast strengthens the foundation of the communities we serve. In order to help make our community safer, we are offering child sexual abuse prevention training. This free online training is for any members of the community and organizations to ensure that everyone can help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse.
 Six Ways to Include More Fruits and Veggies in Your Meals

Six Ways to Include More Fruits and Veggies in Your Meals

September 16, 2014

For busy families, finding time to prepare nutritious meals and pack healthy back-to-school lunches can be a challenge. The hurdles are even higher for families with picky eaters. Fortunately, there are quick and convenient ways to include fruits, vegetables and other healthy ingredients in every meal your family eats, from breakfast to after-school snacks. Use these ideas to get started.

Lights on Afterschool

Lights on Afterschool

October 20, 2014

Rally Brings Together Parents, Students, Educators and Policy Makers

The glow seen across the country and in Pinellas County schools on Thursday, October 23, will be Lights On Afterschool. This annual rally celebrates afterschool programs that keep kids safe and inspires them to learn.
Healthy Activities Your Family Can Do Together

Healthy Activities Your Family Can Do Together

October 17, 2014

With the school year underway, your family is probably working harder than ever to find time to spend together. That makes it even more important to plan family activities that are meaningful, healthy and fun. The Y ‘s Healthy Family Home website provides an informative newsletter and toolkits to help you get started. In addition, here are a few ideas for healthy together-time.
Top 5 Preventive Health Care Tips for Families

Top 5 Preventive Health Care Tips for Families

October 07, 2014

If you're like most parents, you spend a fair amount of time thinking about your children's health. You prepare nutritious meals, encourage frequent hand washing, and find ways to balance active time and screen time. Parents need to be just as proactive about recommended health screenings. Take these steps to keep your family on track to enjoy a long and healthy life.
Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying

Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying

September 11, 2014

5K Run and 1 Mile Kids’ Dash

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The YMCA of the Suncoast is taking a stand against bullying. The Greater Ridgecrest Y and the Pinellas School Age Program will host the first Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying 5K Run and 1 Mile Kids’ Dash. Show your support and take your stand at the finish line. Start and Finish at the Y.

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 02, 2014

Help kids understand their weight

While the dangers of childhood obesity are well-chronicled, many children who are overweight or obese don’t realize it. That’s why the YMCA of the Suncoast — a leading voice on improving health— wants families to understand the role weight perception plays in childhood obesity and ways to reverse course through increased physical activity and improved eating habits. 
Let's Run in Honor of America

Let's Run in Honor of America

July 30, 2014

Run to Remember 9-11-14

The Hernando County YMCA will host the 13th Annual Run To Remember 5K Run and 1-mile walk on Thursday, September 11. This event is free and open to all members of the community.

World's Largest Swim Lesson

June 16, 2014

Be Water Smart from the Start

The "Be Water Smart from the Start" aquatic safety awareness campaign continues to grow with The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL). On Friday, June 20, at 11 a.m., the Greater Palm Harbor YMCA will participate with tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record™.

5 Health Questions to Ask a Man You Love

June 10, 2014

With Father's Day around the corner, it's a great time to think about the health of the men in your life. Whether it's your hubby, dad, granddad, adult son or someone else, helping him to improve his health is good for both of you. Here are some top health concerns for men that are worth talking about with the men you love.

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