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Angevine, Stewart Head Fit Together, 5-2-10
Fit Together

Angevine, Stewart Head Fit Together, 5-2-10

Angevine, Stewart Now at the Head of Fit Together, 5-2-1-0 In northwest Connecticut, the Fit Together NWCT public health initiative is working to build healthiest kids, families, and communities by helping to identify policy changes and environmental improvements in the cities of Torrington and Winsted that will help make the healthy choice the easy choice. It now has two new staff members to help fulfil its mission and goals. Fit Together co-chairs Leslie Polito, of Torrington Area Health District, and Greg Brisco, of Northwest CT YMCA, are pleased to announce that Carla Angevine, MS, RDN, has been selected to be…
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Fit Together Receives Grant From Hartford Healthcare
Fit Together

Fit Together Receives Grant From Hartford Healthcare

Fit Together Receives Grant from Hartford Healthcare Northwest Connecticut’s Fit Together public health initiative is poised to grow thanks to a five year, $500K grant received from Hartford HealthCare (HHC) as a result of their new affiliation with Torrington’s Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Formed in 2011, Fit Together NWCT’s goal is to help schools, business and communities to change policies, systems and environments so that the default is the healthy choice by creating easier access to healthy foods and opportunities and desirable places for physical activity. Allocated in $100,000 increments annually for five years, this critical financial support allows the group…
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5-2-1-0 Message Spread at Local Preschool
5-2-1-0

5-2-1-0 Message Spread at Local Preschool

Jessica Stewart, 5-2-1-0 coordinator, has been making the rounds to help spread the importance message of 5-2-1-0 to local schools. Recently she made a stop at the Northwest CT YMCA to talk, read, and play some fun activities with the youngsters. 
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Creating Healthy Families, One Child at a Time
5-2-1-0

Creating Healthy Families, One Child at a Time

Creating Healthy Families, One Child at a Time Eight weeks may not seem like a long time, but it was the perfect amount of time for four families to learn important lessons regarding nutrition (utilizing the 5-2-1-0 messaging), stress management, emotional eating, and physical activity. Beginning in September, four families from the greater Torrington area participated in the second session of the Families Fit Together program. The 8-week program consisted of weekly workshops, held at the Brooker Memorial Child Care Center on Litchfield Street in Torrington. Each workshop incorporated a physical activity lesson, led by Caitlin Rossier, a Fitness Instructor from…
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What is 5-2-1-0
5-2-1-0

What is 5-2-1-0

The Theory Behind Let’s Go! Launched in 2006, Let’s Go! is centered at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, and is implemented in partnership with MaineHealth. Let’s Go! is a childhood obesity prevention program that promotes evidence‐based strategies to boost healthy eating and physical activity among children through the age of 18. The program is rooted in the social ecological framework of behavior change—that people’s behaviors are influenced by many factors including family, friends, local surroundings, built environment and community. In order to bring about behavior change, the supporting environments and policies must be changed…
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