On April 27, YMCAs across the country will host "Healthy Kids Day" events to encourage families to stay active through the summer months as school activities end.
Recognizing the importance of promoting exercise and helping families make healthy lifestyle choices, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is participating with seven regional YMCAs to present Healthy Kids Day across Northeastern and Northcentral Pennsylvania.
"These events will offer the chance to try new activities as a family, including some that children may not be exposed to during the school year," said Dr. Nina Taggart, vice president of clinical operations and chief medical officer for BCNEPA. "Healthy Kids Day is a great way for families to spend the day together and learn healthy habits they can practice together throughout the summertime."
Eastern Lycoming YMCA will host a Healthy Kids Day event on April 27. Pictured, back row from left, are Mark Casson, branch executive director, Eastern Lycoming YMCA; Attie Segraves, sports director and event coordinator, Eastern Lycoming YMCA; George Johnson, marketing director, Western Region, BCNEPA; and Ann Lawton, aquatic director and event coordinator, Eastern Lycoming YMCA with children from the Y’s preschool program.
BCNEPA encourages local families to participate in the following free Healthy Kids Day activities at the Eastern Lycoming YMCA in Muncy from 1 to 2 p.m.: Drums Alive demonstrations, swimming relay races, interactive vendors with children's activities, door prizes and more.
For more information on Health Kids Day, or to find a local Healthy Kids Day event, visit www.ymca.net/healthy-kids-day.