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Healthy lunches = healthy kids

August is not only back to school time for many students, teachers, and parents, but it’s also Kids Eat Right Month, a celebration of the need to teach children about the importance of good nutrition.

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Free fitness classes continue in August

It’s not too late, we have two months left of free fitness classes this season, which gives plenty of time to burn more calories and gain strength.

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Don’t let summer wreak havoc on healthy habits

When I picture summer I think about all the fun outdoor activities like swimming, running in the grass, playing basketball at the local park, gardening that can keep us active and healthy. What I don’t like to picture is how summer can wreak havoc on kid’s eating habits. I still remember a third grade teacher I was chatting with a few years ago recall to me how disheartening it was to see her students return to the classroom in the fall having added much more weight to their little bodies than what would be considered healthy.

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No Sweat York turns up the heat for its free June fitness classes

There has been great feedback about the May No Sweat in the Park schedule and we hope you will make it out for our classes in June that will turn up the heat.

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day® on April 25 Aims to Help Kids Stay Active and Keep Learning

On Saturday, April 25, the YMCAs of York and York County and Hanover are holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health … Continue reading

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Calm the chaos with healthy after school snacks

As York County students get back on the school bus this week, I’m sure many parents are enjoying the quiet that has settled over the house. Just listen to the nothing for a moment. OK. Done? I’m not a parent … Continue reading

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Healthy alternatives to sugar-filled Easter candy

Children often wake up Easter morning to be treated to overflowing baskets of sugary treats. But most of those basket options lack nutritional value and will load your little ones up with sugar, saturated fat and little else. Do you … Continue reading

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day is April 26, 2014!

Today, according to the York City Bureau of Health, 44 percent of York children aged 2 to 19 are overweight or obese.  In addition, most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the … Continue reading

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YMCA Kids’ First Friday Fun Night

How about doing something for your mental health while providing physical and creative play for your kids?  This Friday, the York YMCA is offering a Fun Night just for kids!  Drop your kids at the Y at 5:30 pm and … Continue reading

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Wellness Wrap 10/4/13: It’s apple season; Kids on diets?; Recapturing that youthful glow

The weekly Wellness Wrap provides links to recent health and fitness news. Share your thoughts and links in a comment or email emccracken@ydr.com. Fruit scoops: York County has a bumper crop of apples this season, despite strange weather, according to … Continue reading

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