The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut is holding a free community event tomorrow to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Healthy Kids Day, part of a national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, will feature a number of activities at the Boughton Street branch in Danbury. Event organizer Mariah Fenton says there will be art projects, Tae Kwon Do, Zumbatonic and other movement activities.
Fenton says without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically during the summer months. One in three U-S children is obese. Fenton says that statistic, coupled with the fact that once summer hits children will be more idle, demonstrates why it’s important to help families develop healthy habits while their kids are young.
Fenton says there are a lot of ways that families can develop healthy habits including eating 5 servings of fruit and veggies a day, reading as a family and teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, bike rides and the like.
Tomorrow's event is from 1 to 3pm.