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The Y is for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.  Come see it all rolled up into one event at our Annual Healthy Kids Day®, on Saturday, March 19 from 10am to 1pm.  Healthy Kids Day is a national initiative which gathers families together for a fun, free day of activities, games, raffles, prizes, music, interactive demonstrations and community partners who volunteer to bring healthy options to our families. All to improve the health and well-being of kids, and to encourage overall health and wellness.

Healthy Kids Day offers an array of fun activities provided by Y staff, community volunteers, and local vendors. Children can participate in Family Zumba, Yoga, Tae Kwon Do, and visit various stations to collect stamps in their “Passport to Health.”  Meet the members of our Wyckoff Fire and Police Departments, and learn about aquatics and bicycle safety from our experts. Visit with a local nutritionist and chiropractor, and join in a planting lesson from HealthBarn USA. At 11am, grab your basket for our Easter Egg Hunt followed by an indoor obstacle course and “March Mayhem” games.  Get cooking with a healthy foods demonstration from Wyckoff’s own Chef Angie, kick up your heels with an appearance from Studio 691’s Company dancers, and meet the NJ Jackal’s mascot, Jack!

Recommendations, information and taste testing will be provided by the Y’s Healthy U program, which is used at hundreds of NJ Y’s to help families connect healthier choices in childhood with better behavior and grades among school-aged children. Learn about the 5-6-7 Rule…5 fruits or vegetables a day, 60 minutes of physical activity a day, 7 days a week! The Healthy U curriculum encourages kids to reduce screen time in exchange for physical activity, and to get moving in both organized and individual activities while learning how to make smart food choices.

Kids who feel like getting a little dirty can register for our 4th Annual Warrior Challenge Obstacle Course for 6-12 year-olds (check in at 8:15am, race at 8:30am, pre-registration and $15 fee required) which includes a 1-mile course featuring hurdles, army crawls through sand, climbing through tires and over tables, a rope maze and medicine ball carry. Mud and obstacle runs for adults are really popular, so this is a chance for kids to try it!

Mark your calendars and join us on the 19th for a fun filled day of healthy activities!