YMCA of Gloucester County
YMCA of Gloucester County
YMCA of Gloucester County

Charging Up for a Healthy Summer


Summer is just around the corner and with it children's break from the routine-mornings spent sleeping in, afternoons spent watching television or playing video games in the cool air conditioning and evenings enjoying a nice ice cream cone before bed. It may sound great, but a summer spent like this can have lasting negative effects.


Kids are less physically active and engaged in learning during the summer months and research shows that children gain weight two to three times faster than during the school year. In addition to that, kids can fall behind academically because they don't have access to out-of-school learning opportunities. 


With this in mind, on Saturday, April 29 from 12pm to 3pm the YMCA of Gloucester County, is hosting YMCA's Healthy Kids Day®, an annual, national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. When a child is healthy, happy, motivated and excited, amazing things are bound to happen. Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days but instead, focus on physical and mental play. Across the nation nearly 1.2 million participants will partake in games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more. Here at the YMCA of Gloucester County, families and children will offer family programming demonstrations, informative vendors and healthy food choices to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home. 


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