National Healthy Kids Day taking place this Saturday

The Adair County Family YMCA in Kirksville is having Healthy Kids Day event this Saturday.

With childhood obesity continuing to be an issue in this country, YMCAs across the country are having a National Healthy Kids Day this weekend.

The Adair County Family YMCA in Kirksville is having a free community event this Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The healthy kids day will help to encourage area children and their families learn to live healthier lives and get active.

"During the summer when school gets out, kids tend to be less active not only physical but with their mind too. With this initiative, they can kick off summer well. We'll show things kids can do in the summer to keep their mind and body healthy," said Diane Corder, Membership and Wellness Director at the Adair County Family YMCA.

Kids and their families will be able to participate in fun activities including bounce houses, jump rope games and tricycle races.

They will also learn how to make good tasting, healthy snacks.

If you want more information on Saturday's event, you can contact The Adair County Family YMCA at 660-665-1922 or click here.