WESTFIELD – The YMCA and UnitedHealthcare partnered to kick off an initiative aimed at encouraging seventh graders to develop healthy habits last week.
The evening included fitness testing, a climbing wall, advice from health experts, free food and other activities for the students and their families.
Parents had the opportunity to register their children for the 7th Grade Initiative, a free program that gives students a Pre-Teen Plus YMCA membership in addition to physical, nutritional and educational opportunities throughout the school year.
The 7th Grade Initiative also offers students the opportunity to participate in the annual UnitedHealthcare Health Bee, a quiz-show style competition that tests students’ knowledge about health and fitness topics. In addition to the Westfield YMCA, UnitedHealthcare Health Bees will be held at the Metuchen, Eastern Union County, Summit, Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Hunterdon County YMCAs.
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