Healthy Kids Day at the Y

Apr 27, 2022

Gleason Family YMCA Kicks Off Summer with Annual Healthy Kids Day

Healthy Kids Day is a FREE community event to celebrate kids being kids.

Wareham, MA — The Gleason Family Y is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday May 14th (11am to 1pm) encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a summer of success. Sponsored by Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, the day-long event will feature activities such as an inflatable obstacle course, Plymouth County Sheriff Dept. K9 demo, WFD car seat safety check & fitting, WIC information, and the Wareham Free Library & Buzzards Bay Coalition will join us. Garelick is providing milk & juice samples and there will be other fun activities for kids and more to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home.

“At the Y, we believe in the potential of all children and each day we work to help kids find that potential within themselves,” said Debbie Fringuelli, Senior Executive Director. “Healthy Kids Day is a fun, free community-wide event to kick off summer and remind us all how important it is for kids to stay active physically and mentally throughout the summer.”

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The Y hopes to use the day to get more kids moving and learning, creating healthy habits they can continue while they’re away from the classroom. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than during the school year. With all that’s going on in the world right now, Healthy Kids Day is a reminder to families that we can help ensure all children have access to what they need to reach their full potential, even during out-of-school time.