In an effort to bolster our digital outreach in this time of virtual reality, we created this page of useful resources to help children and families strengthen their health and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. This page will include everything from inspirational videos to cooking demonstrations to fitness activities you may enjoy and learn from at home.
More important, these videos are being recorded by program participants, volunteers and community partners who want to share their talents and skills—in Spanish and English. We plan to add new content weekly, so visit often!
Tell All Kids About Coronavirus and COVID-19 (South Africa)
Sixteen-year-old Ashleigh reads an ebook for children on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus, written by INMED South Africa Programmes Director Unathi Sihlahla. To download a free copy of this book, please visit https://inmed.org.za.
Cuénteles a todos los niños sobre coronavirus y COVID-19
Garbriel, de nueve años, lee un libro para niños sobre cómo prevenir la propagación de COVID-19, escrito por el Director de Programas de INMED Sudáfrica, Unathi Sihlahla. ¡La información es igual de útil en Perú!
We Are All in This Together
INMED USA STEAM Club participants Jimmy and Jhosline read a story written by INMED Africa Programs Director Unathi Sihlahla about students in Soweto, who learn how to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Download a free copy of this ebook.
Spreading the news about preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Jamaica
This school teacher, who also is an INMED Caribbean aquaponics farmer in Jamaica, reads a children's book about preventing the spread of coronavirus, written by INMED South Africa Program Director Unathi Sihlahla. Download the free ebook.
A Bucket Full of Dinosaurs!
Reyvan reads his favorite story and hopes it will become yours, too!
A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
INMED USA after-school program graduate Juan reads a few facts about Nelson Mandela’s early life as part of INMED’s Nelson Mandela Day of Service celebration.
Create Your Own Backyard Garden
You don’t need a lot of space to plant your own garden. Health in Action Break Time Buddy Sipho instructs you every step of the way—from germinating seeds in a food container to digging holes with a stick to watering your crop with wash water. You don’t need any fancy equipment or a lot of space to grow fresh, organic and nutritious vegetables and fruit for your family.
Not Enough Space for a Garden? Try this Nifty Tip
Health in Action Break Time Buddy Zandile demonstrates how to create a container garden out of old tires to fit any space constraints
Transplanting Makes Your Garden Grow Bigger
Keep your container plants healthy by transplanting them to larger pots. Mondelēz International Health in Action Volunteer Nishanie shows you how.
Backyard Garden Step 1
Plan your garden and germinate your seeds
Backyard Garden Step 2
Prepare your garden for planting
Backyard Garden Step 3
Plant your seeds and seedlings
Backyard Garden Step 4
Tend and water your garden with rainwater you can collect in a barrel or save from washing dishes. Enjoy watching your garden grow and eating its delicious produce.
Super Smoothie for Your System
Mondelēz International Health in Action volunteer Itumeleng shares a recipe for an immune system-boosting smoothie that will improve your energy and your spirits.
Super Simple Smoothie
Mondelēz International Health in Action volunteer Ntendeni shares her favorite recipe for a quick, easy and delicious smoothie.
Fitness & Exercise
Full-body Workout with Nokuthula
Get your endorphins pumping with this quick, 5-part workout with Mondelēz International Health in Action volunteer Nokuthula.
Workout with Mmabatho
Try this workout with Health in Action Break Time Buddy Mmabatho at home every day and you will get into shape in no time.
Exercises You Can Do with Your Kids
This energetic son of Health in Action Break Time Buddy Dineo leads a super quick workout you can do as a family between chores or while you’re waiting for dinner to cook.
Socially Distanced Fitness for Recess Time
Break Time Buddy Nevan leads a rigorous session of ab strengthening and stretching you can do while wearing PPE and socially distanced at school or home.
Kicking it into High Gear with Thandiwe
Health in Action Break Time Buddy Thandiwe pumps up the volume for this short but rigorous workout.
It’s important to take 5 minutes to stretch your muscles before doing any fitness activities. In this video, Health in Action Break Time Buddy Onesimo demonstrates some easy but effective stretches.
Funny Walk for Strong Glutes and Legs
Health in Action Break Time Buddy Onesimo demonstrates a great exercise to try while walking to or from school, work or market. It may look a little silly, but it will give you great results.
Ready, Set, Go!
Health in Action Break Time Buddy Onesimo runs a one-person relay and wins every time. You can too!