Miller Y’s Healthy Kids Week Aims to Help Kids Stay Active and Keep Learning

(The following is from a press release)

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 11.33.49 AMThe Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park is holding its first Healthy Kids Week, April 20 through April 26. The week will be filled with free activities including dance, karate, a family hike, swimming and a jumping jack challenge.

“Kids from across the community can come to the Y, receive a Healthy Kids Week passport and collect stamps each day as they attend different programs and events,” said Jessie Bringelson, Miller Y youth programs director. “All activities are designed to encourage kids to stay healthy and active, both physically and mentally.”

The week is part of the national YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. It’s celebrated at nearly 1,300 Ys across the country. “The goal is to get more kids moving and learning, so they can keep up healthy and safe habits during summer—a time when kids may not get the regular exercise they need or eat right,” said Bringelson. “We know that it can sometimes feel like a challenge. That’s why we’ll not only encourage kids to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long, we’ll give families exercise and healthy eating tips they can easily replicate at home.”

On Saturday morning, April 25, families can join YMCA staff on a local hike beginning at 10:30 a.m. Later that day, a kids night out will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Kids will take part in outdoor games and crafts, and enjoy a healthy dinner and a movie. On Sunday, April 26, the entire family can swim for free in the Miller Y’s indoor pool from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park (320 Via Las Brisas). For more information, contact Haley Desenberg at the Miller Family YMCA at 805-480-0309 or [email protected] 

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