With summer right around the corner, this is a perfect time to get moving! For most kids, the end of the school year means more free time for adventures, outdoor activities, and fun with friends. At the same time, we know that a few months of inactivity can lead to critical gaps in health and education that put kids at risk for childhood obesity and learning loss. For parents, keeping their kids healthy and active during the summer requires planning and preparation.To encourage kids to keep their minds and bodies moving this summer, Y’s across the country celebrated Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 28.
As part of Healthy Kids Day, the Y is encouraging kids to “Take on Summer” through free events at more than 1,900 Ys across the country. These events will feature fun and educational activities designed to inspire healthy habits and learning. Y’s will provide resources and tips for parents to begin thinking about simple ways to keep their kids active throughout the summer.