Shady Grove YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day is April 21st

Shady Grove Invites Families to YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, April 21

On Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Shady Grove Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire parents and kids to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long.

Shady Grove’s Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being of kids and families, and features activities such as inflatables, games, camp demonstrations, face painting, interactive activities, arts and crafts, Seasonal Roots farmer’s market, ArrozRVA food truck to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home. Also, Richmond’s Flying Squirrel Nutzy will lead a kids 1K fun run at 12:30 p.m.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at Shady Grove Family YMCA at 11255 Nuckols Road. For more information, call 270-4757or visit

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day also occurs at other RVA YMCA’s that weekend:

Atlee Station – 4-20-18 6 – 8 p.m.

Chester – 4-20-18 5-7p.m.

Chickahominy 4-20-18 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Downtown – 4-21-19 10a.m. -noon

Goochland – 4-20-18 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Manchester 4-20-18 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Midlothian – 4-20-18 6-8 p.m.

Patrick Henry – 4-21-18 10-12 p.m.

Petersburg- 4-21-18 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Powhatan 4-21-18 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Shady Grove 4-21-18 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Swift Creek 4-20-18 6- 8 p.m.

Tuckahoe – 4-20-18 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Healthy Kids Day is celebrated at over 1,500 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants.  HKD works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long.  When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the Y wants families to focus on helping children imagine what they can accomplish over the summer.