Dale Turner Family YMCA invites families to Play, Learn and Connect at the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, Saturday April 27

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dale Turner Family YMCA is encouraging all kids and parents to come to a free community event on Saturday, April 27 – the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, which is the nation’s largest health day for families.

This year’s theme is “Play, Learn, Connect.” The goal is to inspire three things in local kids and families: healthy lifestyles and physical activity year-round, a commitment to educational activities now and over the summer and closer connections in the community.

From 10:00am-1:00pm on April 27, the Dale Turner Family YMCA will feature fun carnival games, face painting and activities for all ages, healthy snacks, facility tours and much more. 

Challenge yourself on the obstacle course and jump around in the inflatable bounce house. Enjoy the entertainment of Radio Disney AM 1250 and engage in the demonstrations of Zumbatomic®, Tae Kwon Do, cooking and more! The first 100 kids will receive a free t-shirt and the YMCA joining fee will be waived all weekend.
Many U.S. children do not get the daily recommended hours of physical activity and reading, and daily amounts of healthy foods. According to the latest findings of the YMCA’s Family Health Snapshot – a survey of parents that gauges their children’s activity levels during the school year – only 19 percent of children get 60 minutes of physical activity, only 17 percent read books for fun and only 12 percent eat at least eight fruits and vegetables daily.

“At the Dale Turner 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 The Dale Turner Family YMCA Executive Director, Courtney Whitaker. “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 mission of the YMCA is to promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The spacious 52,000-square-foot Dale Turner Family YMCA facility features a two-level parking garage, a gym, a four-lane, 25-yard pool, a cycling studio, men's and women's locker rooms and an upstairs weight and fitness area. There are over 120 classes included in facility membership.


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