Fit Together in Action April News
Fit Together 5210 School Highlights-Torrington Kids Golf comes to the elementary schools
Torrington Kids Golf: Fit Together’s Mini grant was used to purchase SNAG (Starting New At Golf) Equipment to introduce Torrington Kids Golf to all elementary school students districtwide. This new program provides opportunities to get physical activity while promoting the sport of golf which can be played from an early age and throughout an adult’s life.
Each of the four elementary schools is incorporating a two week golf curriculum. Mr. Mahar one of the PE teachers who has spear headed the program has already had great feedback from the students. "Mr. Mahar, I loved golfing, it was awesome. When are we going to do that again?"
National Screen Free Week- April 29-May 5
Unplug from screen-based entertainment and let your imagination run wild. There’s no limit to what you can do during Screen-Free Week! Check out https://www.screenfree.org/ for resources and screen free ideas!
Fit Together Gold Partner Spotlight
GOLD Partner sites are celebrated for proactively implementing evidence-based strategies to increase daily healthy habits. This Month’s GOLD partner spotlight goes to Jana Freer Childcare Director at the Northwestern YMCA. Way to go Jana!!!
“We serve at least 1 fruit or veg with all meals that we serve. 5210 provides an opportunity for kids to try healthy foods, we get to see them excited to try these new foods!! “
Do You want to be a GOLD partner site? Contact Jessica Stewart for more information @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Recipe of the Month Blue Banana Smoothie
Kids love smoothies! Jazz up this Blue Banana Smoothie with your favorite nutrition-enhancing "boosts."
Main Ingredients: 8 ounces milk (use your favorite such as fat-free, low-fat, reduced-fat, almond, soy) ½ cup frozen banana slices, ½ cup frozen blueberries
Optional Boosts (Choose 1 or More): 1 cup fresh baby spinach, ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt, ¼ cup oatmeal, 1 to 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, Honey, to taste, Cinnamon, to taste
Directions: In blender, puree everything until smooth. Serve immediately.
Cooking Notes: The frozen fruit gives the smoothie a thick texture. Add water if you want a thinner consistency or add ice if you want it even thicker.
Nutrition Information: Serving size: 1 smoothie Serves 1
Calories: 190; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 105mg; Total Carbohydrate: 38g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Natural Sugars: 24g; Added Sugars: 4g; Protein: 10g