Each year, YMCAs across the country host Healthy Kids Day. YMCA of South Florida hosted nearly 5,000 kids and families.
It is important to keep kids active, both mentally and physically, during the summer, and YMCA summer camps are just one of the ways to do that. On Healthy Kids Day, our Ys showcased programs we offer to keep youth active, especially summer camp.
One in three U.S. 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. Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity for the community to focus on what kids need to grow and achieve all summer long.
YMCA of South Florida Healthy Kids Day is supported by Children’s Services Council, The Children’s Trust, Publix Super Markets Charities, and other local organizations.