COMMUNITY YMCA HOSTS HEALTHY KIDS DAY

Press release from The Community YMCA

On Saturday, April 26, The Community YMCA‘s Family Health and Wellness Center in Red Bank will be one of three CYMCA facilities in Monmouth County taking part in a free community event, designed to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active.

Celebrated at nearly 1,600 Ys across the country, the national YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® initiative aims to get more kids moving and learning, so they can keep up the habit all summer long — a critical out-of-school time for kids’ health. Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. The April 26 event will feature games, physical activities, arts and crafts, healthy snacks and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

The Red Bank facility at 166 Maple Avenue will present a schedule of Field Day family activities between the hours of 10 am and 12 pm, preceded at 9 am by a free Healthy Family Breakfast presented in partnership with the Family Dinner Project and Cheerios. A slate of activities will also be offered on April 26 at the CYMCA’s Camp Arrowhead in Marlboro, and at Camp Zehnder in Wall Township.