Fit Together in Action- June

Fit Together in Action June News

Fit Together 5210 School Highlights: Torrington Kids Marathon

On June 2 more than 400 students from 14 area schools came to celebrate their final mile of the Torrington Kids Marathon at the Torrington High School track.

This year all four Torrington elementary schools participated in the 26.2 mile challenge. Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone and School Superintendent Sue Lubomski were on hand and spoke to the students before the launch of the event. Mentors, who help run the event, came from Torrington High School, Oliver Wolcott Tech and the Torrington Middle School.

“The amount of support that I get from the community is tremendous,” event organizer Tim Gaffney said. “Current and former students are always just a phone call away and look forward to helping out every year.”

Fit Together members Charlene Lee, Donna Labbe, and Jessica Steward are pictured here helping out on event day. In addition, Fit Together provided mini grant funds while Charlotte Hungerford Hospital became the event sponsor this year. Bananas were supplied by EdAdvance while the bags and bottles the participants got as they left the event were donated by Cigna.

The 2020 Kids Marathon will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2019 right back at Torrington High School


Torrington Middle School Community Fitness Trail

Saturday July 13 Build Day

Phase one of the fitness trail is underway. Come help install fitness equipment with fellow community members.

For more info contact Kara Centrella  @


Farmers Markets are here!!!

Summer is here and so are our local farmers markets!

Shopping at a farmer’s market has many benefits- it supports our local farms, helps us to increase our intake of fruits and vegetables it’s better for our environment! A win win, so check out one or all of the markets this season for locally grown produce:

  • Collinsville: Main Street and Bridge Street   Sundays 10am-1pm
  • Goshen: Town Hall Parking Lot   Saturdays at 10am- 1pm
  • Norfolk: Maple Ave  Saturdays 10am- 1pm
  • Torrington: 837 Charles Street  Tuesdays 3pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-1pm
  • Litchfield Market: Center School  Saturdays 10am-1pm



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 the Winsted Childcare Center.

Rachel Tway-Grant Executive director says “5210 has allowed us to share creative and healthy celebrations with our family’s and staff. “ She is pictured here with Barbara Mazzei educational manager and Fit Together Youth and Families Subcommittee member.  Do You want to be a GOLD partner site? Contact Jessica Stewart for more information @


Recipe of the Month- Strawberry Orange Muffins

Strawberries are here!  Try these whole grain moist muffins with local berries. We have great local strawberry PYO farms:  Deeply Rooted   Ellsworth

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup low fat milk or milk alternative
  • ½ cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (optional)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries

Directions:  Makes 12 Standard size muffins  

  • Pre Heat oven 400 degrees. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • In medium bowl whisk together wet ingredients, stir in strawberries.
  • Combine dry ingredients into wet, stir just until blended together.
  • Scoop into muffin tin.
  • Bake:  20 minutes

Nutrition 1 muffin :  180 Calories   5 grams fat    4 grams protein

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