According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 15 percent of Illinois children aged 2-4 years are obese.
So this weekend, the Kroehler Family YMCA hoped to combat those stats by celebrating Healthy Kids Day.
The Y had many kid-friendly activities like a bounce house and basketball hoops that showed guests being active can also be fun.
New this year, kids could meet local therapy dogs.
“They were overwhelmed with joy. The kids loved the bounce house and the therapy dogs were a big hit,” said Loretta Sander, Healthy Kids Day Coordinator.
Over 1,500 YMCA’s across the country participated in Healthy Kids Day.
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