HOST Members Offer Virtual Activity Programs and More Resources During COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Mother and son in kitchenMany HOST members have launched virtual activity programs for children and families, along with resource lists and webinars for out-of-school-time professionals, to support the goal of healthy eating and physical activity even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinars, Resources, and Information for OST Professionals

Activities for Children and Families

  • Action for Healthy Kids is offering a variety of at-home resources, including ones on school closures and food access, physical activity, and nutrition.
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation has posted several “Fitness Break” videos starring professional athletes to help children and families stay healthy at home.
  • The Build Our Kids’ Success physical activity program is hosting at-home BOKS classes through Facebook Live every weekday at 12 p.m. ET.
  • Playworks has launched #PlayAtHome, "free video tutorials of games that follow CDC guidelines and can be played at home with little to no equipment."
  • Up2Us Sports has launched #Up2UsSportsAtHome, which provides "free resources, videos, and virtual training opportunities to help coaches keep their teams physically, socially, and emotionally healthy" during the pandemic.
  • The National League of Cities shares ideas for "Connecting Children and Families to Nature During the Pandemic."

See also our first and second posts about how HOST members are responding to the pandemic.

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