YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day

TROY — On Saturday, April 27, the Miami County YMCA, Robinson Branch, is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity to ignite children’s imaginations so that they can imagine what they’ll accomplish this summer. The day-long event features activities such as games, and arts and crafts to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home throughout the summer months.

Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,500 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the Y wants families to focus on helping children imagine what they can accomplish over the summer.

The Miami County YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day will take place at the Robinson Branch, located at 3060 S. County Road 25-A Troy, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will feature active play, educational activities, and the support of local community organizations.

For more information, contact Kaci Gessaman at (937) 440-9622 or visit www.miamicountyymca.net.