Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patty Whang


Keeping kids healthy has always been a challenging task due to a plethora of reasons, but leaders in education have been doing their best to overcome this obstacle. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made this challenge even greater. It has been more difficult to make an impact on student health because of distance learning. Healthy food programs and physical activity in school have been harder to reach, and because of this second Stay-At-Home order in California, it may now be a further reach. The focus of this capstone is on how students are taking care of their physical health through the challenges of distance learning. This is important because students and parents should be aware of their health during this pandemic. An evidence based argument is offered that distance learning offers little to no help on keeping students physically healthy. The three primary stakeholders perspectives analyzed were elementary school teachers, students, and parents. After interviewing the stakeholders, three action options emerged as ways to help make students understand the ways they can keep their bodies healthy. Based on this evidence, an action option is recommended that allows students to make healthy decisions during the pandemic with the help of parents and teachers.