Healthy Kids Day planned

The La Jolla YMCA will join more than 1,700 YMCAs nationwide at the 18th annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day on April 18.

The event, which is being held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westfield UTC shopping center, will feature games, sports, exercise demonstrations and family fitness activities. Family Zumba, La Jolla YMCA Gymnastics Team and Hyashi-ha Karate will also entertain guests.

Last year, more than 700,000 attendees participated in YMCA Healthy Kids Day events nationwide.

Locally, YMCA Healthy Kids Day is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Thrive, The San Diego Union-Tribune and NBC 7/39. YMCA Healthy Kids Day is also supported by the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.

For more information about YMCA Healthy Kids Day, call the YMCA of San Diego County at (858) 453-3483 or visit