July 7, 2022

The Y is Awakening Summer Imagination with its Annual Healthy Kids Day®

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The Newman YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active all summer long. Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, will feature local community organizations such as the Seekonk Fire Department, the East Providence Public Library, Community Autism Resources, Dr. Daft, Dr. George, Ten Mile River Watershed Council and NBX Bikes to name a few… We will also have games, demonstrations, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home. Healthy Kids Day will be held at the Newman YMCA, 472 Taunton Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771 on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 am - 12:30 pm.

Our WHY: 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.

Kick off Healthy Kids Day a little earlier by participating in our first Newman YMCA 1 mile Family Fun Run / Walk. The Family Fun Run / Walk will kick off at 9 am from the Newman YMCA, 472 Taunton Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771. The one mile loop will take families down Arcade Ave for ¼ mile before turning onto the Nature Trail. The picturesque Nature Trail, with boardwalks and bridges, runs along the Runnins River, winds behind the Town Offices and the Police/Fire Departments before returning to the YMCA property. To register for the Family Fun Run / Walk please visit www.active.com Newman YMCA Healthy Kids Day; registration is $10 per participant. We hope that you will join us for a healthy start to Healthy Kids Day!

For more information on the events, please contact Jen Farley at jfarley@gpymca.org.

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