East Harlem Center Celebrates National Day for Kids With A Healthy Meal Thanks to Wal-Mart

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Every year The Boys & Girls Clubs of America sets aside one day to celebrate and honor children by having the significant adults in their lives spend meaningful time with them. It's about celebrating kids -- children, grandchildren or any child in need of mentoring.

On September 30th, the Children’s Aid’s East Harlem Center Boys & Girls Club celebrated Day For Kids by inviting parents to spend the afternoon playing games with their children. As the youth celebrated, they did so with nutritious food courtesy of a Wal-Mart Summer Food Program grant. Four Children’s Aid Society community centers and schools in East Harlem, Harlem and Washington Heights were recipients of a Wal-Mart Summer Food Program grant, which provided funding over the last three months for nutritious foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grain crackers, as well as awareness of healthy eating habits.

The goal of Day for Kids is to inform and encourage adults that spending time with children, time that is rich in activity and focus, helps children in many aspects of life. It also reminds parents that self-reflection is necessary as parents and caregivers in order to improve relationships with kids.