April 29, 2017 from 10 am - 1 pm
Because we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, the Y is for youth
On April 29, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day®, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. It’s all about having healthy fun now and in the future.
Join us for this FREE community event that’s filled with fun, active play, education, resources, and summer camp opportunities.
There is food, fun, and games at all six family branches of the YMCA of Snohomish County. Specific activities and events vary by branch.
And while you're here, register for Summer Programs!
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. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
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.
Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.