Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Are Your Kids Healthy? Think Again.

According to a recent survey, 9 out of 10 parents think they are providing a healthy environment for their children. Unfortunately, most of them are not.

The YMCA survey, as reported by USA Today in this article, found that 74% of parents surveyed say their kids DO NOT  get at least one hour of moderate/vigorous aerobic activity per day; only 14% of parents give their children at least 5 fruits and vegetables per day. The article details more interesting and alarming findings about our nation's children, gives ideas for solutions, and also points out that resources are available for families.

Families in Skagit Valley have a great opportunity to learn to be healthier and have fun at Healthy Kids Day this Saturday! Healthy Kids Day is a national YMCA initiative in response to the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and resulting conditions, like Type II Diabetes. Healthy Kids Day is 10am-2pm, April 16 at the YMCA Sports Center in Bakerview Park and is FREE for everyone. We will have local companies and organizations who care about showing kids and their families how to live healthier lifestyles, games, raffles, demonstrations for activities like Zumbatomic and Yoga, and more! Make it a play date!

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