YMCA Healthy Kids
Sunday, June 1, 2014
The health of Canadian children is a serious matter. YMCA
Healthy Kids Day is seriously fun.
The majority of children and youth in Canada are not getting
adequate access to opportunities for active recreation and healthy
living. Only 7% of Canadian children and youth are meeting
Canada's guidelines of 60 minutes of physical activity a day
(Source: 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card).
Rising rates of obesity and related chronic disease tell us that
getting kids healthy should be a top priority.
The YMCA believes healthy kids are the foundation and future of
healthy communities. That's why we offer programming and advocate
year round for the healthy growth of children and youth in spirit,
mind and body. Every year over 29,000 children, teens and young
adults take part in health, fitness and aquatics programs at YMCAs
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a free annual community event hosted by
YMCAs across Canada in June. An action-packed event for the
entire family, YMCA Healthy Kids Day places special emphasis on how
healthy living can be fun and providing families with simple tips
and resources to live healthy every day.
Raising healthy children is a community effort, and the YMCA is
your community partner in nurturing the potential of kids.
Join us on Sunday, June 1 for an engaging day of fun and
exciting activities for holistic health!
Find Your YMCA
Find your Y below to learn about how to participate in
your local YMCA Healthy Kids Day: