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Sedentary summer: Kids don't play outside enough, study finds

Published 04.21.15 12:14 pm
by NBC News Today

This summer, many children will spend many warm, sunny days indoors staring at a screen, getting little exercise and reaching for lots of sugary drinks, a new survey has found.  It's not exactly strawberry patches, bike rides and running through the sprinklers anymore.

Read this recently published interview with NBC News Today Show & Y-USA's national health officer, Dr. Matt Longjohn.  Great article highlighting the growing gaps many children face when it comes to their health, wellness, and academic success and a call to action for parents to start planning kids' summer activities now. First stop? Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA this Saturday, April 25 from 10am - 1pm, FREE to the community at all of our branches!

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