YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2012 Festival

Published: Apr. 17, 2012 at 1:43 PM HST|Updated: Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:44 PM HST
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(HawaiiNewsNow) - It's time for the 4th Annual Healthy Kids Day Festival at the Bishop Museum this coming Saturday, April 21st. Ramsay Wharton is LIVE at the Nuuanu YMCA with kids from Mililani Middle School and Kapiolani Community College Culinary Arts program to learn more about the obstacle course for kids and to whip up a  "Monkey Fruit" recipe highlighted in the New Sweet Dash of Aloha Healthy Desserts & Snacks Cookbook that'll be available for sale that day.

The family event  encourages parents and their children to come out and have fun while learning about being healthy.

Set in a carnival-like atmosphere, the whole 'ohana will enjoy a variety of fun activities, game, entertainment and prizes! Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good to support the Hawaii Foodbank's Annual Food Drive happening on the same day.

The event is Saturday, April 21, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Bishop Museum. Admission is free for Kama'aina and Military with ID. 

Flashmob happening at 12:30 p.m.

Out-of-state guests and guests who wish to enter Bishop Museum after 2:00 pm will be charged the normal entry fee.

For more info call (808) 531-3558 or click on www.ymcahonolulu.org

Monkey Fruit* (Serves 12)

(knife, cutting board, bowl, plate, spoon, tooth picks)

4 each        Bananas, peeled and sliced into 2-inch rounds
1 cup          Fat-free vanilla yogurt
2 Tbsp.       Shredded coconut, or crushed cereal (granola, grape nuts, whole grain puffs etc.)
1.      Slice bananas
2.      Roll slices of bananas one by one in yogurt
3.      Roll yogurt covered slices with a spoon in your choice of coconut or crushed cereal
4.      Serve on tooth picks and enjoy
*Instead of banana chunks, try pineapple chunks instead.  Monkeys love them too!

Flash Mob Information:

Hawaii 5210 flashmob is taking place this Saturday at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day event at the Bishop Museum at 12:30.

Bob Bates of Ingredients Hawaii is producing a music video for the Hawaii 5210 campaign in partnerhsip with KCC and the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, and will be recording the flash mob for images to be incorporated into the music and dance video.

The music video and a longer dance exercise version of the song, with a warm up, and a cool down section, will be available for free download by schools, youth programs, afterschool programs for dance exercise activities and to deliver the 5210 message.

The following groups will be performing in the flash mob.

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus 
YMCA Dance Central Kids
YMCA staff  
Kamehameha School  "E OLA KOA" Team (Elementary Dance-Fitness Team) 
Street Jamz WeRkOuT crew
Aloha Care Staff
Hahaione Elementary School

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