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Learn to make delicious recipes or find fun activities to keep yourself active here!

Be sure to check back daily as new content and activities will continue to be added!


America on Track: Virtual Nutrition Education Classes - Join America on Track in these Virtual Nutrition Education classes hosted every Tuesday in June!  Learn about how eat smart to play hard!

America's Test Kitchen - Every week America's Test Kitchen posts new kid-tested and kid-approved recipes!

Let's Play at Home! -
Our very own Community Service Leader and Coach Jacqueline shows you how to do some easy, fun exercises at home!

Buena Park School District Meal Distribution - The Buena Park School District is providing breakfast and lunch meals through their "Grab and Go" program.  The program has been extended through May 28.  Follow the link for more information!

Cooking with Kids – A non-profit, focusing on educating and empowering children and families to make healthy food choices through hands-on learning with fresh and affordable foods.

Cosmic Kids – Cosmic Kids YouTube offers free kid-friendly yoga videos!

Dance Parent 101 - Dance Parent 101 provides fun, free dance routines for kids to do at home!

Energy Busting Indoor Activities for Kids - Keep kids healthy and active with these exercises!

Family Cardio Workouts - Get your heart rate up in your living room with this fun workout from Class FitSugar host Anna Renderer. Featuring Anna Renderer. Cardio moves that feel like games and challenges where the winner gets prizes such as choosing what's for dinner. Great for family and friends.   

Fitkids Workouts - Home workout videos for kids to keep them active and parents can join too.

NEW! Healthy Kids - Free health games and activities. Learn about the digestion system, the skeleton, nutrition for kids, medical words and more. 

Noodle Dance - GoNoodle videos get kids moving to be their strongest, smartest bests selves. Over 14 million kids each month are dancing, stretching, running and jumping with GoNoodle.     

Kidz Love Soccer - Kidz Love Soccer creates a lively, positive and safe environment for kids to learn how to play soccer and develop a lifelong love for soccer and sports.  Kidz Love Soccer have adapted their classes into an online platform that you and parents can access for FREE! Each week we will publish a KLS online activity families can play at home.  Be sure to check out their online pagethe Kidz Love Soccer YouTube, and the first lesson on dribbling!

Nomster Chef – Get your kids excited about cooking with this free library of kid-friendly recipes.

Make Your Own Snack Mix - This guide suggest some tasty treats for you to make!

Staying Active with Skyhawks - Skyhawks Sports Academy is committed to providing resources to keep kids active during the COVID-19 pandemic, including our new online series, Staying Active with Skyhawks!

 DIY Backyard Obstacle Ideas- Although some playgrounds are still off-limits, why not try building a backyard obstacle where everyone can safely play. These videos tutorials on YouTube has great ideas that parents can help quickly assemble using items from home or Dollar Tree store. 

Yoga for Kids - children get to learn with 7 different YouTube videos on how to relax and gain better control over their emotions thanks to various yoga poses. This way, the children will be able to enjoy all those mindfulness benefits and concentrations.

Stages of learning - FREE Autism resources and downloads for children, including a COVID-19 emergency resource kit that includes free lessons, behavior management tools and basic overview of how to use the Language Builder ARIS curriculum system at home. Also available is the Autism Learning Line, a community forum created to facilitate discussions and provide more resources.

Sworkit - In addition to adult workouts, Sworkit provides free workouts for kids.


Yoga at homeCore Power Yoga – Core Power Yoga is providing free access to a new collection of online classes every week so you can keep your practice moving from home!

Morning 10 minute Yoga - Start your day with this morning routine.

Yoga with Adriene – Yoga with Adriene is a popular YouTube channel featuring free yoga workouts for all levels. Follow along with her weekly workouts or try an old workout from her extensive catalog of videos!

Yoga with Bird - Beginning and gentle yoga exercises.

Yoga with Tim - Yoga with Tim helps you understand the movements and postures in yoga so you can practice safely while at the same time giving you a great total body workout!

Yoga Journal - Online home magazine which is great for all things yoga. Has yoga foundation, meditation, healthy living, interviews, videos, and articles.  


5 Simple Tips for Fitness Success - Read through these helpful tips to learn better habits to maintain your fitness success!

20 At-Home Fitness Pilates
- You don’t need any extra equipment to reap the physical and mental benefits—all you need is a mat! Mat-based Pilates is a gentle, low-impact, yet serious strength workout that research shows can help ease low back pain, reduce body fat, improve flexibility, and even support mental well-being.

31 Best Running Tips - Want to start jogging? Not sure how to start? Already a runner and looking to improve?  Read through these helpful tips!

305 Fitness - Get fit with these dance cardio classes everyday at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. PST.

Adult Hula Classes
-  Aloha!  Come and stretch out your heart, body and mind while getting lost in music and dance from the islands.  Classes are every Thursday from 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Get more details from La Palma Community Center.  Download the FREE Zoom App on your PC, tablet or phone to attend. 

Cal Poly Virtual Fitness - Work out at home with Cal Poly! ASI Recreational Sports will be offering Instagram Live and Zoom fitness classes throughout the quarter. See below for our current lineup with some of your favorite Cal Poly Recreation Center instructors!

Fit 5 - These resources were design to be utilized with flexibility, giving Programs the opportunity to integrate and implement the resources in a way that aligns with their current goals and objectives. 

Fitness by POPSUGAR - A variety of workout videos for every skill level!  

Fitness Blender - Accessible and free fitness to help you meet your goals

Greenfields Outdoor Fitness at Home -   With a lot of us without access to outdoor gyms right now, we wanted make sure you still have fun ways to exercise, so we’ve created some videos to give you activities that you can do indoors.  Like the workouts you can do on Greenfields’ equipment, these videos are created with everyone in mind, no matter your age or fitness level.

NEW! Healthy Workouts - Get the latest expert fitness advice on healthy workouts, fitness challenges, muscle recovery, workout trends, and more.  

Hip Hop Fit Workout with Michael Peele - Keep active with this fun 30 minute workout!

Joe Wicks, the Body Coach - Joe Wicks is hosting live P.E. Young Man exercising at homeclasses for every age level, every week day, at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PST). The videos are saved to his YouTube channel and can be accessed at any time!

Let's Train Together - Enjoy these short workout videos.

Orangetheory - Orangetheory’s “At Home” series is providing simple, no equipment required workouts to do in the comfort of your home.

Planet Fitness - Join Planet Fitness on their Facebook page for live-streamed daily “Home Work-Ins” at 4 PM PST.

STRONG by Zumba -  Zumba 30 minute workout.


Senior Lunch Program The Senior Lunch Cafe has converted to frozen meals for seniors. These meals can be picked up on Tuesdays between 11:00am - 12:00pm via drive-thru. Look for the American Flag at 8150 Knott Ave. Please do not exit your vehicle. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Provided by Meals on Wheels OC.

Senior Grocery Program - This will be a drive-thru process on Thursdays at 10:15am please follow arrows and staff and do not exit your vehicle. 8150 Knott Ave. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Supplies may be limited. Provided by Second Harvest OC.

Food Distribution Program - This will be a drive-thru process on the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 8:30am. Please follow arrows and staff and do not exit your vehicle. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Provided by Second Harvest OC.

All Recipes – Recipes that you and your kid can make together!

Chef Duff Goldman Recipes - Duff Goldman is a chef and artist known for his dazzling, creative approach to food and his awesome stories describing the simple science of baking. Duff starred on the hit Food Network show Ace of Cakes, set in his bakery, Charm City Cakes. Check out his website for yummy recipes!

ChooseMyPlate - Build and learn healthy eating habits. Set and track food goals and explore other resources to help reach those food goals.  

Disney Recipes - Prepare some of your favorite foods from Disneyland Resort with these wonderful recipes!

Food Assistance in Orange County - Food resources to help families prevent hunger in Orange County.

Food Network RecipesTry out some new recipes from the Food Network!

Move More Eat Healthy - Move More, Eat Healthy (MMEH) is here to help you find ways to be more physically active and eat healthier with online videos!  You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

Nutrition.Gov - is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices.

St. Joseph Health and St. Jude's Wellness Center's Nutrition for Health - This handout gives tips on how to give your food a make-over for maximum nutrition! 

Yummly - A great resource if you're looking for that special recipe!



 Education Life skills - Get access to a cognitive-behavioral curriculum to overcome self-defeating thoughts and behaviors and achieve higher levels academically and socially.

Emotional check-in workshop - Centervention has created a simple worksheet that asks how your kids are feeling, what their favorite new activities are, what they miss and things they are looking forward to. This is also a great way to communicate and engage with your children.  

Insight Timer Insight Timer is a free meditation app, offering “the largest free library of guided meditations on earth and the world’s most loved meditation Timer”.

 Move More, Eat Healthy Virtual Summer Program - Read through St. Jude's Move More Eat Healthy Campaign which offers tips and strategies to living well at home!  You can join the pledge to Move More with the link above or here!  Also be sure to join their virtual classes!

Self- Massage Techniques -  Try using self massage techniques to give yourself an effective massage from the comfort of your home or office.

Smiling Mind – Smiling Mind is a non-profit that provides daily mindfulness and meditation guides for free through their app.

St. Jude's Wellness at Home - To better serve our communities during this challenging time, St. Jude Medical Center would like to provide Wellness online opportunities to meet your mind, body and spirit needs at this challenging time. We continue to create content for the St. Jude Wellness Center and our Move More Eat Healthy Campaign virtual platforms for our communities that St. Jude Medical serves in North Orange County.  Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or sign up for their newsletter to get more tips, videos, and inspiration!

Time's How to Stay Physically and Mentally Active at Home - This article walks you through ways to keep physically and mentally active at home and suggest areas to focus on!


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