It’s YMCA ‘Healthy Kids Day’ This Saturday

April 23, 2015 4:17 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Over 1,300 Ys across the country are taking part in Healthy Kids Day, holding free community events that are open to all kids and families and filled with fun, active play and educational opportunities. Visit Find a Y to locate an event in your community.

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On April 25, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day®, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

YMCA CEO Kevin Washington sat down with CBS New York’s Chris Wragge what it’s all about.