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Fit Together in Action November
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Fit Together in Action November

Fit Together in Action November News Winsted Area Child Care Center- supporting families with nutritious food This month we are highlighting one of our GOLD partners; Winsted Area Child Care for their work fighting food insecurity during this pandemic. This past spring the center provided whole fruits, vegetables, breakfast items and snack items to their families.  For ten weeks, parents could sign up for weekly boxes filled with healthy nutritious items. Barbara Mazzei, a member of Fit Together’s Youth and Families Subcommittee and the centers education manager, said they were able to serve approximately 75-125 people! Most recently they were…
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Fit Together in Action October News
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Fit Together in Action October News

Fit Together in Action October News EdAdvance gets kids moving with CATCH   CATCH (coordinated approach to child health) is a platform that launches kids and communities toward healthier futures.   Erica Gammon, the Early Childhood program director at Ed Advance and a Fit Together Gold Partner has incorporated CATCH movement activities into their classrooms.  At a recent staff meeting, Erica asked her classroom teachers to share their favorite CATCH physical activity with the group. She wanted to help give other classroom teachers ideas on how to being physically active during the day.  Thanks Erica for sharing!    For more information…
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Fit Together in Action September
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Fit Together in Action September

Fit Together in Action September News Mini Grant Applications due October 15 I hope everyone is off to a happy and healthy school year. I wanted to remind everyone that the mini grants will be due soon.  It is a great time for people to apply for things that would help with outside gross motor activities. For example, stenciled games on the pavement or fun story walks to promote exercise and literacy. I’m here to help anyone with ideas or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to me anytime, I look forward to talking to some of you soon.…
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Fit Together in Action August
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Fit Together in Action August

Fit Together in Action August News Breakfast- start the day off right With school about to start in a few weeks I thought I would share the importance of starting the day off with a healthy breakfast choice. I know it is hard when people are busy but breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period and replenishes your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness while also providing essential nutrients required for your good health. Here are some great ideas for foods to eat in the morning. Eggs are…
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Fit Together in Action July News
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Fit Together in Action July News

Fit Together in Action July Enjoy the great outdoors: Family Hiking We live in such a beautiful area that allows us to hike and be connected with nature. Hiking is such a healing and empowering treasure that allows us that moment to forget for a short time what is happening in the world. I found a few local hiking spots that I wanted to share with you.  Happy Hiking! Burr Pond has a 2.5 mile loop  Burr Pond Bear Mountain in Salisbury has a 6.5 mile round trip hike  Bear MT Mt Tom State park has a trail that allows…
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Fit Together in Action- June
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Fit Together in Action- June

Fit Together in Action June News Staying Active during COVID-19 Family life has changed dramatically as a result of coronavirus. Weeknights and weekends spent ferrying kids to and from extra-curricular activities and sports are on hold indefinitely. So how do we redirect kid’s energy to activities they can enjoy safely? Exercise is important right now. Making sure daily exercise comes into your routine in the current health crisis is crucial. Now is the perfect time for parents to get outside and play with their kids. Shoot hoops with them, kick the soccer ball, and learn to dance. You could also…
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Healthy Habits Photo Contest
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Healthy Habits Photo Contest

May Photo Contest Winners We kicked off our first month of our Healthy Habits Photo Contest! Each week we received entries for healthy pic shots. The photo with the most votes got a chance to win $25 gift card. Our May $50 winner Autumn was chosen by our Fit Together Steering Committee. Runners up were: Jen Raylee Kaladin June Contest is up and running check it out: https://a82c19fc.wishpondpages.com/photo-contest-5/  
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Fit Together in Action May
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Fit Together in Action May

Fit Together in Action May News Torrington P.E. Teachers kick off “Keep Kids Moving"   May is Fitness Month and the elementary schools are celebrating with the A, B, C,’s of Fitness. A new letter every day of the month, a new challenge every day. Students can try completing the exercise demonstrated (in the daily posted video) or create an exercise of their own. Check out the daily challenges on the schools’ Facebook pages.   Torrington Teachers Walking Challenge I wanted to commend the Torrington Public School teachers for their walking challenge that started April and runs until the end…
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Healthy Habits Photo Contest
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Healthy Habits Photo Contest

Fit Together's Healthy Habits Photo Contest We know its even harder to keep our healthy behaviors during the COVID 19 pandemic.  So, let’s share photos of ourselves and inspire others. Get your exercise, eat well and be safe…. It will help with stress, energy and overall well-being. To enter take a photo that fits into one of three categories: Exercise, Healthy Food, or  "5-2-1-0"  Upload your picture, with a short description and submit to be entered into the contest. https://a82c19fc.wishpondpages.com/photo-contest-5/ Win gift cards! Weekly- $25 Monthly- $50 Yearly- $100 Photos will be voted upon and those with more votes will receive…
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Fit Together in Action-April
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Fit Together in Action-April

Fit Together in Action April News Let Nature, Nurture If we could bundle up what nature gives us and take it everywhere we go, we would all be better for it. Research has found that 20-30 minutes in nature or somewhere that gives the sense of being close to nature such as a park, a garden or a backyard can significantly reduce stress.  However even in nature we must still practice social distancing! For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or jstewart@how2fitkids.org. Worksite Wellness With employers and employees alike…
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