FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- To help people stay active and focus on nutrition and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA has launched Healthy at Home, a series of online resources local residents can use to focus on their health.

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA’s YouTube channel offers videos focused on exercise, cooking and family activities. More content is being added every day. The Y’s Facebook page also offers an array of activities and videos, along with health tips, exercise ideas and more. Each Friday, the Y also will have a #FitFamilyFriday with a new game or activity for all ages. Plus, the Y recently created a Healthy at Home Facebook group for those interested in even more health and wellness content.

Additionally, for those looking for meal inspiration, the Y’s website offers Donna’s Virtual Cookbook, healthy recipes from their registered dietitian focused on using the food items in your home and reducing waste.

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The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is committed to helping people stay healthy and active, even when their doors are shut. The Y staff is working to keep content fresh and updated to meet different health and wellness needs.

“Now, more than ever, it’s important for people to stay active, busy and positive,” said Kim Decker, Chief Executive Officer. “It can be easy when at home to lose focus on health and wellness. We at the Y hope to be a resource for our community during this time and after, when we reopen our doors. Our commitment is to help us all be stronger together.”

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the individuals, families and communities it serves through programs and services that build wholeness of spirit, mind and body. The YMCA is a not-for-profit organization founded on Christian principles, serving people of all ages, races, faith, cultures and socio-economic conditions. For information please call the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at (908) 889-8880 or visit Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.