YMCA offers Healthy Kids Day

Published 7:54 am Thursday, May 10, 2018

The YMCA of Austin wil hold a Healthy Kids Day from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Austin YMCA.

Healthy Kids Day , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features functional fitness games, healthy snack creation station, seed planting and a bounce house to motivate and and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home.

There will also be fun prizes raffled off at the event. Also featured will be face painting, mural designs and outdoor fun, weather permitted.

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One in three children is obese and when summertime hits, kids will be more idle. Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically and gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year.