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Keeping kids healthy at the YMCA in Willmar

The Kandiyohi County YMCA held a Healthy Kids Day event Thursday April 29, 2021 outside of the YMCA in Willmar.

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Bentley Cooley, 9, goes through the obstacle course Thursday, April 29, 2021, outside of the Kandiyohi County YMCA in Willmar during the Healthy Kids Day event. The YMCA held the event to help children and their families engage in new ways to look at their health through food, physical activity, academic engagement, emotional wellbeing and more. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — Children and their families had the opportunity to learn about fostering a holistically healthy lifestyle Thursday evening at the Kandiyohi County YMCA in Willmar. The YMCA held the Healthy Kids Day event to help community members engage in new ways to look at their health through food, physical activity, academic engagement, emotional wellbeing and more. The event featured an obstacle course, informational booths from local businesses and organizations, healthy snacks and many other fun activities.

Erica Dischino is a photojournalist for the West Central Tribune and Forum News Service. She grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in the Midwest since 2017. She enjoys photographing the stories of west central Minnesota from county fairs, parades and pandemics. Feel free to contact her at edischino@wctrib.com or 320-894-8865 with your best photo ideas.
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