Fit Together in Action July News
Partner Highlight- Camp Moe Fit Fun
YMCA’s Camp Moe, a day camp in Litchfield County for boys and girls aged 5-15 years, has been providing campers recreational activities and social skills for over 10 years. This year, I had the pleasure of conducting an eight-week “Fun Fit” program through a partnership with YMCA and Fit Together. The daily program began with one-hour fitness games that kept kids moving and having fun, followed by a one-hour session of preparing a healthy snack that they were able to take home and share with their families. The kids were enthusiastic about trying healthy new foods and the self-confidence they experienced by recreating the snacks at home, which included power balls, fruit skewers, and smoothies.
For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Grossman Greenway New Mile Marker Signs
Thanks to Ansis Bergs a community member who made the homemade wood signs and the City of Torrington for installation, trail users now know how far they have traveled along the 3.5- mile one-way trail. Annually thousands of people use the greenway including walkers, joggers, runners, bikers and other “wheels”. Stayed tuned for more information on Fit Together’s Family Bicycle Rally which will be held on the greenway in late September.
Worksite Wellness- Plastic Free July
Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Recycling reduces the health risks of disease and birth defects associated with landfills and incinerators. Decomposing garbage produces carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane. These all contribute to the air pollution that causes various respiratory disease.
Please click on the link below to find out how you can inspire employees to reduce plastic waste at your workplace.
Celebrate Belonging Event Comes to Main Street Torrington Friday August 18
The B.E.R.E.A.D.Y. Project, with sponsorship from the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging council, is hosting an all ages family-friendly event on Friday, Aug. 18. 4-8pm rain date August 25.
The groups created this dynamic event to engage Torrington and surrounding communities in a celebration that brings awareness to the issues of diversity, equity and inclusion that people may be facing whether race, religion/spiritual beliefs, mental or medical disability, financial status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. They want to encourage acceptance of ALL differences so ALL can feel included and supported in their community.
Stop by to enjoy vendors of culturally diverse food, information and activities from organizations including Fit Together that advocate for equity and inclusion, and live entertainment.
Grilled Eggplant Pesto Pizza Recipe
Fire up the grill for a savory pizza on your patio or deck. In Italy, fire-roasted pizzas feature many regional, flavorful ingredients, sometimes topped with fresh herbs after they're baked. This vegetarian version with its grilled flavors offers a delicious way to enjoy fresh vegetables — eggplant, tomato and onion — on a whole-grain crust, topped with fresh basil.