On Saturday, April 27th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, the Westfield Area Y will join more than 1,500 YMCA’s nationwide in sponsoring YMCA Healthy Kids Day. Open to the public, this special event offers an afternoon of free, fun, engaging and creative activities promoting healthy eating, healthy habits, family activities and safe and healthy neighborhoods. This is an opportunity for kids and families to make it a family play date. YMCA Healthy Kids Day is part of YMCA Activate America, a national initiative designed to help children and adults discover and sustain healthier ways to live.
The following FREE activities will be offered at the Main Y Facility, 220 Clark Street, Westfield:
- Inflatable Obstacle Course
- Carnival Games
- Arts & Crafts
- Fun Junction (soft play fun for up to age 5)
- Tae Kwon Do Class Sampler
- Camp Open House
- Health Screenings
- Fitness Testing
- Nutrition Funstation
- Healthy Treats
- Aquaducks Synchronized Swim Show from 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Overlook Hospital Teddy Bear Clinic
(bring your own stuffed animal!)
- Community Partner Information
- Facility Tours
- Membership, Camp and other program specials
- and much, much more
Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are associated with an increased risk of a number of chronic health conditions including obesity. The percentage of young people who are overweight has tripled over the last 25 years. Studies have shown that children who develop healthy exercise and eating habits while they are young are more likely to continue to lead healthy lifestyles through adulthood.
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.