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The West Side YMCA Wants Kids to go 0to60 during Annual Healthy Kids Day

The West Side YMCA Wants Kids to go #0to60 during Annual Healthy Kids Day®
Featuring Grammy-nominated singer Brady Rymer

NEW YORK, NY APRIL 3, 2017— On Saturday, April 29, the West Side YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep active at the annual Healthy Kids Day®. This year the Y will partner with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and Hip Hop Public Health in celebration of the Council’s 60th Anniversary. As part of its 60th Anniversary, the Council has launched the #0to60 Campaign aimed to help Americans accelerate their journey to their healthiest life with physical activity and healthy eating habits. Healthy Kids Day will be an opportunity for the Council, Hip Hop Public Health and the Y to come together to educate, engage, and empower youth to be active, play sports, and eat healthy. The day-long event features three-time Grammy nominee Brady Rymer singing the new #0to60 theme song, dance workshops by Hip Hop Public Health, games, and more.

The YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, celebrated at over 1,600 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants, gets more kids moving and learning, creating lifelong habits. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day® is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically – this summer learning loss is more pronounced among students from low-income families. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. The Y wants families to focus on “charging” kids up with enthusiasm for themselves and their potential.

“When a child is healthy and happy, she is motivated to learn. At the Y, we continuously teach children about healthy habits,” says Julie Gallanty, Senior Executive Director of the West Side YMCA. “We strive to help kids find that potential within themselves. A child’s development is never on vacation and Healthy Kids Day® is a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body,” says Julie. 

The West Side YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® takes place at the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

Healthy Kids Day® is hosted in partnership with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and Hip Hop Public Health.

For more information, contact the West Side YMCA at 212-912-2611 or visit www.ymcanyc.org/westside.

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About the Y
The YMCA of Greater New York is dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves New York City's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Visit ymcanyc.org.

 

About the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition educates, engages and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and healthy eating. The President’s Council is a committee of volunteer citizens appointed by the President who serve in an advisory capacity through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Through cross sector partnerships, the President’s Council promotes healthy lifestyles through evidence based programs and initiatives for Americans of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. For more information about the President’s Council, visit: www.fitness.gov.

 

About Hip Hop Public Health
Hip Hop Public Health 501c3 delivers their message through the power of music via health emcees to 50+ schools and 12 summer camps in New York City.  With positive-inspired lyrics across three albums, HHPH’s goal is to end health illiteracy and empower youth to make independent healthy lifestyle choices.  Visit: hhph.org