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April 22, 2014 > Put play in your day!

Put play in your day!

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On April 26, the YMCA will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

Over 1,500 Ys across the country are taking part in Healthy Kids Day, holding free community events that are open to all kids and families and filled with fun, active play and educational opportunities. The Fremont/Newark YMCA will be holding a ÒHealthy Kids Day Carnival,Ó complete with jumpers, sack races, obstacles courses, relay races, basketball shoot out, as well as other activities to get kids moving.

Several different vendors will be at the event, promoting healthy lifestyles, offering services that align with a healthy life, and including some vendors promoting STEM values (healthy mind and healthy body). Items from local eateries and stores will be raffled off and there will be giveaways of YMCA gear and other YMCA items. Depending on the weather, popcorn and snow cones will be available. All school-aged children are welcome (K-8th graders recommended).

Join us for a special day of fun activities meant to help build on the incredible potential inside each and every child.

To help keep your family healthy and happy, register to receive the Healthy Kids Day e-mail newsletter that will include tips on keeping kids active and healthy at Sprouts and Lazy Town are the national sponsors for this event.

Healthy Kids Day Carnival
Saturday, Apr 26
10 a.m. Ð 1 p.m.
Fremont/Newark YMCA
41811 Blacow Rd, Fremont
(510) 657-5200

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