Healthy Kids Day: April 29
Charge into Summer!
On Saturday, April 29, the YMCA of the Suncoast is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA's Healthy Kids Day® , the Y's national initiative to improve families' health and well-being, features games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.
Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year.
Here's a list of our locations and stay tuned for more activities:
- Citrus County- Inverness Auditorium 3610 S Florida Ave., Inverness (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
- Clearwater- Pier 60 during the Kid's Fishing Rodeo (9 a.m.-Noon)
- Greater Palm Harbor- 1600 16th St. (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Greater Ridgecrest- 1801 119th St. N, Largo (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
- Hernando County- 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill (9 a.m.-Noon)
- High Point- 5345 Laurel Place, Clearwater (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
- James P. Gills- 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey (9 a.m.-Noon)
- North Pinellas- John Chesnut Park, 2200 East Lake Rd., Palm Harbor (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Healthy Kids Day® will inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. The goal of the day is to help improve families' health and well-being.
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 – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development.
Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs. Bike rides, etc.
Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
Lead By Example – Be a good role model – kids can be influenced by seeing how hard their parents work at home or on the job, and how rewarding that experience is.