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Healthy Kids Day: National YMCA tradition arrives in Snoqualmie

Every spring, the YMCA invites all children and families throughout the community to participate in Healthy Kids Day, a free national event to promote healthy lifestyles. Activities and games are available for children, as well as health and wellness resources for families.

This year, Healthy Kids Day will take place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Snoqualmie Community Park in Snoqualmie.

The event involves area businesses joining forces with the YMCA to educate children and families on healthy living.

According to the YMCA, Healthy Kids Day is now more important than ever. The amount of time American children and teens spend watching TV, playing video games and surfing the Internet has increased dramatically – to nearly eight hours a day. Experts say that school-age kids need at least one hour of physical activity every day to be healthy – an amount which nearly two-thirds of our nation’s youth are not getting.

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