YMCA Kids Clubhouse fosters healthy choices

November 21, 2012
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune


The South Wood County YMCA Kids Clubhouse program is addressing the issues of childhood obesity in children ages 5 to 12 through the implementation of the Y5210 initiative.

This concept offers a teachable message to children and families to help combat childhood obesity. Starting in October, the Kids Clubhouse Before and After School Care made this program available at all seven sites: Grant, Grove, Howe, Humke, Mead, Washington and Woodside schools.

The Y5210 is an awareness program branded at the YMCA, which is rapidly growing in popularity and success throughout YMCAs in the United States. The numerals 5-2-1-0 reflect the daily guidelines recommended by the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics to help reduce the obesity epidemic in youths.


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