“Get Active!” - Healthier Kids Means a Healthier Tomorrow
Memorial Day Weekend started what looks like the beginning of a blistering summer season. Health Chair Senator Kemp Hannon is encouraging children to stay active during the warm weather by getting involved in the recreational programs Nassau County is offering. A keen advocate for child health, Hannon strives for energetic interest from the community.
Children should engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day to be considered “healthy”. According to the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE), physical activity is so important because it reduces the risk for overweight, diabetes , and other chronic diseases. Here in Nassau County, there is a Summer Recreation Program beginning July 5, which includes a wide variety of outdoor activities for children. The Summer Recreation Program is going on its second year, but has revised and added different sections.
The Red Robin Country Day School & Camp, starting this month, sports a splash playground, weekly trips, and fun-themed weeks. Located in Westbury, New York, this is the ideal day camp for toddlers to teenagers. The NASPE encourages interactive programs such as these because they strengthen children’s motor and communication skills. Spots are filling up fast, so sign up today!
Towns should check with their local libraries for more information regarding community activities. For further information regarding physical activity for children, visit aahperd.org/naspe.