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Healthy U Program

Encouraging Healthy Habits

A leader in childhood obesity prevention, the Y is committed to keeping kids active, especially during critical after school hours.

Through a partnership with The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the Healthy U health & physical activity initiative is incorporated in all Community YMCA Preschool and After School programs for youth.   

Healthy U is designed to combat childhood obesity by instituting behavioral changes in children using a multi-pronged approach that includes nutrition education, increased physical activity and a family focus.

Learn more about the Healthy U program and CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health).