VALPARAISO | On April 27, the Valparaiso Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that encourages kids to get moving and learning, and families living healthier. Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, takes place at 1,900 Ys and kick-starts healthier behaviors now and throughout the summer, a critical out-of-school time for children’s health.
“At the Valparaiso Family YMCA, we know parents struggle to keep their kids physically and intellectually active every day. We want to help ensure fewer kids are at risk of childhood obesity and more kids excel in school,” said Lee Baker, senior director of programs at the Valparaiso Family YMCA. “YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day will get kids moving and learning while also helping families get a jump on creating a healthier summer, and ultimately a healthier future."
The Valparaiso Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and features fun, active play and educational activities, such as a bounce house and Mr. Buzz Ingram, from NIPSCO, who will teach electrical safety. Other events include Kids Zumba, boot camp, Yoga, swimming, painting with veggies, a Marine combat fitness test and more.
YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day is sponsored by Methodist Hospitals and Sylvan Learning Center.
Call (219) 462-4185 ext. 260 or visit www.valpoymca.org.