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Fit Together in Action June
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Fit Together in Action June

Fit Together in Action June News Fit Together Partner Highlights- Vogel- Wetmore School Garden Students at Vogel-Wetmore School planted their school garden for the second time this spring. Courtney Quigley one of the school’s first grade teachers and Fit Together partners, reported that a year ago, they planted vegetables in three raised beds and plants for pollinators in two raised beds.  Families volunteered to care for the garden over the summer, and students returned in the fall to find bright zinnias and delicious vegetables waiting for them.  One first-grade student exclaimed, "I planted this basil from a tiny seed when…
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Fit Together In Action May
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Fit Together In Action May

Fit Together in Action May News   Fit Together Partner Highlights- Torringford Gaga Pits Torringford School was awarded a fall Fit Together mini grant to purchase materials to build a Gaga Pit for the students.  Jared Sheik the wood-making Torrington High School teacher and his students constructed the pit and now with the warmer weather the kids are finally able to use it. Kelly Galullo, principal reports “the Gaga Pits have been a super addition to our school providing our students with a new opportunity to get physical activity in PE class, during recess and after school.” For more information…
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Fit Together in Action April
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Fit Together in Action April

Fit Together in Action April News Fit Together Partner Highlights Early Childcare- Brooker Memorial A group of nursery school students at Brooker Memorial, one of Fit Together gold partner sites, love experimenting with starting seeds in organic eggshells. Charlene Lee Child Care Director said the kids have tried manure pots, peat pots, and pots handmade from newspaper. This year they are getting sugar snap peas planted and will transfer them into their outdoor beds once the warmer weather is finally here. School Highlight- Litchfield Center School Litchfield Center School, a new Fit Together partner, recently held a school wide two…
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Fit Together in Action March
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Fit Together in Action March

Fit Together in Action- March School Highlight- Warren Elementary We are happy to welcome Warren Elementary School as a new Fit Together partner! Their wellness team actively spreads the 5210 initiative with weekly parent messages and daily student 5210 health tips and quotes. "Be healthy, Eat green with broccoli and kale you can't fail". Keep up the great work! For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or jstewart@how2fitkids.org.         Spring into Fitness! Spring is a season of growth – here are a few tips to get…
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Fit Together in Action February
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Fit Together in Action February

Fit Together in Action February News Kids Marathon We are excited to announce that Torrington Kids Marathon- that’s right 26.2 miles is back on this year. Fit Together will once again support this super event and cheer all participants on as they finish their marathon on Sunday, June 5, at the Torrington High School track. Training for the 26.2 mile journey will start in area schools the week of March 14.   Look for a welcome email with school signup sheets and information to help get your school team ready. Then throughout April and May, event coordinator Tim Gaffney and Kids…
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Fit Together in Action January
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Fit Together in Action January

Fit Together in Action January 2022 News Fit Together School Highlight: Goshen Center School One of our newest Fit Together Schools is Goshen Center School. They are working hard to share our 5210 message to their students and families.   I reached out to Julia Turtoro, the school nurse and chair of the school's wellness committee to see what they had been up to since signing on to the initiative. “Goshen Center School is so happy to be partnered with Fit Together and to incorporate their mission to build healthy communities in our school. To foster healthy eating and active living,…
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Fit Together in Action- December 2021
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Fit Together in Action- December 2021

Fit Together In Action December News Happy Holidays “Make the healthy choice the easy choice.” It’s the phrase we return to in everything we do at Fit Together 5210. As we move toward the New Year and consider resolutions, it’s hard to get overwhelmed by all of the dreams and possibilities.  Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple and look for the easy choices. Commit to an apple a day. Invest in a nice quality water bottle for your work station or backpack. Bundle up and take a brisk walk in the winter sun – even 10 - 15 minutes…
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Fit Together in Action November
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Fit Together in Action November

Fit Together in Action November News School Updates Vogel Wetmore Plans for Hydroponic Tower Garden Vogel Wetmore School is excited to enhance their school garden with the addition of a hydroponic garden tower.  As one of Fit Together’s fall mini grant awardees this year-round garden will travel from classroom to classroom incorporating hands on learning both about science and about healthy foods.  Peter Michaelson the school principal added “as a community partner with Fit Together 5210, this project will help us support healthy eating choices for our student and families as well as our staff.” Torrington Middle School Community Fitness…
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Fit Together In Action October
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Fit Together In Action October

Fit Together in Action October News Virtual Fall Healthy Habits Class for Kids   Fall HIKING  First Fit Together Hike Fest A huge thanks to everyone who helped make our first ever Fall Hike Fest such a fun and active afternoon! Blue skies and peak autumn leaves were the backdrop for a celebration of all things hiking here in northwest Connecticut, including a kid’s scavenger hunt at the Burr Bond beachfront. Volunteers from the Torrington Trails Network came with maps, guided hike options and even had handmade walking sticks for hikers of all ages. CT DEEP provided information on their…
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Fit Together in Action September
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Fit Together in Action September

Fit Together in Action September News Torrington Kids Marathon 2021 The kid's marathon program is in full swing at the Torrington schools and it looks a bit different, but our message is the same finishing is winning and winning is finishing. We usually kick off this event in the spring with a final mile celebration in June but since the pandemic our kids have missed out on this special occasion.   This year we are getting kids moving with 13.1 miles or a half marathon in the fall, gearing them up for the full 26.2 miles this spring. Come cheer on…
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