Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, in partnership with the national YMCA organization, recently announced Healthy Kids Day, to occur on April 27, 2013.
Children gain weight two to three times faster during summer vacation than during the school year. Research shows that summer learning loss is more pronounced for students in low socio-economic environments. So much so that, by fifth grade, low-income kids are two to three school years behind middle-income kids. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas plans to reach even more parents and kids this Healthy Kids Day and provide the motivation and education they need to get a jump on their summer and stay active head to toe.
This free national event is open to all members of the community.
“As the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we’re excited to kick off efforts to encourage kids to stay physically and intellectually active over the summer,” said Sarah Byrom, spokesperson for the Dallas Y.
Healthy Kids Day provides the opportunity for kids and families to engage in active play and learn tips on improving health and well-being. Families may also register for summer camps during this time, and will pay no deposit all summer long.
Times and activities vary by location and detailed information will be available at each local YMCA branch.
For more information on Healthy Kids Day, please visit http://www.ymcadallas.org or call (214) 880-9622.
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in 23 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. http://www.ymcadallas.org