On Saturday, April 16th 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 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:
 
Obstacle Course
Moon Bounce
DDR
Arts & Crafts
Face Painting
Games
Camp EXPOHealth Screenings
Fitness Testing
Community Representatives
Facility Tours
Therapy Dogs from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
Refreshments
 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.