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Fit Together in Action January 2020
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Fit Together in Action January 2020

Fit Together in Action January News        Fit Together 5210 School Highlights: Gilbert Students investigate added sugars Cindy Fixer, Gilbert’s Wellness teacher and Volleyball coach offers a nutrition class to Gilbert students. She invited Fit Together as guest speakers to discuss the hidden sources of added sugar. We provided an interactive label reading lesson with the students. They were amazed to find out one bottle of coke had more than sixteen teaspoons of added sugar and most cereals had more than four. Winter Activities- fun for the entire family Cold weather doesn't mean you have to say good-bye to all…
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Fit Together 5210 in Action- December
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Fit Together 5210 in Action- December

Fit Together 5210 December News   Fit Together 5210 School Highlights: Southwest Café Spotlight  By Jess Stewart I love meeting with the schools to see how they are spreading the 5210 message to their students and families. On a recent visit to Southwest, I was made aware that Melissa Rowan, the food service manager was promoting both the 5 and the 0 to the kids in her cafeteria. She encourages water intake by providing giant water coolers for the students and she also makes fun and exciting fruit and vegetables displays to grab the kid’s attention. THANK You Melissa for…
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Fit Together 5210 In Action- November
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Fit Together 5210 In Action- November

Fit Together in Action November News Fit Together 5210 School Highlights: Sensory Hallways The Torringford School Wellness Committee partnered with the Fit Together 5-2-1-0 Community Collaborative to purchase and install a Sensory Pathway at Torringford School. The pathway will be used as an opportunity for students to take movement breaks throughout their school day. These movements include; hopping, marching, hopscotch, crab walks and more! Increased movement and activity is often linked to improved focus and academic performance. NEW Sue Grossman Greenway Fitness Equipment The Fit Together designated funding for a new all level fitness trail along the Sue Grossman Still…
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NWCT’s Fit Together promotes ways to reduce screen time
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NWCT’s Fit Together promotes ways to reduce screen time

NWCT’s Fit Together promotes ways to reduce screen time Televisions, videos, hand-held devices, tablets, computers, mobile devices —electronic screens are everywhere. With today’s children and teen-agers immersed in digital media, researchers are warning of the negative effects on their development, including issues with memory, attention and language skills. And that’s not all. Too much or poor quality screen time has been linked to obesity, poor sleeping habits, behavioral problems, loss of social skills, less time for play and even violence. Screen time also can be educational, leaving parents with the challenge of deciding how best to manage their children’s use…
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Fit Together in Action October
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Fit Together in Action October

Fit Together in Action October News Fit Together 5210 Highlights: New School Partners We are excited to announce two more schools have signed on to partner with Fit Together 5210- Winchester’s Batcheller Elementary School and Torrington’s Oliver Wolcott Technical High School. They both are busy forming their wellness teams and their 5210 action plans for the year. Each school will also feature our cool Fit Together Bike Racks. Congratulations! Fall Mini Grants Awarded The Fit Together NWCT Steering Committee awarded five mini grants to Northwest CT organizations to support projects that align with Fit Together NWCT’s mission and strategies. We…
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Fit Together in Action September
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Fit Together in Action September

Fit Together in Action September News            Fit Together 5210 Highlights: Family Bicycle Rally Fit Together hosted their first Family Bicycle Rally on Sunday September 22 on the Sue Grossman trail. The free family event attracted more than 50 participants and included a strider bike obstacle course, raffle prizes and healthy snacks. Families had the choice to ride as little or as much as they wanted. A few families took advantage of the sunning last day of summer and complete two loops or 10 miles! Special thanks to the donations and to the Forman student volunteers. It’s Time for Apples!  By…
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Fit Together in Action: August
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Fit Together in Action: August

Fit Together in Action August News    Fit Together 5210 Highlights: It’s all about BIKING To promote widespread recreation and fitness for our children, adults and families in our community Fit Together has launched a Bike Rack Sponsorship program and is hosting a Family Bicycle Rally in September. BIKE RACK PROGRAM Twenty sponsored bike racks will be placed throughout Torrington and Winsted to help promote physical activity and provide safe and convenient places for people to park their bikes while they do errands, go to the park, stop at the library or go to school. The bike racks are intended…
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Fit Together in Action July
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Fit Together in Action July

Fit Together in Action July News                     Fit Together 5210 School Highlights:  Torrington Middle School Community Fitness Trail On July 13 and 14 volunteers installed Phase One of the Torrington Middle School’s Community Fitness trail and will finish the five piece equipment installation on July 28. The five stations which will soon be ready for the community are a Trapeze, Joint Pull up, Push up, Parallel bars and a Vault. Each station is designed to workout different muscles of the body and appeal to Torrington’s diverse population; athletes, families, seniors, walkers and runners. In order to make the project come…
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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 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…
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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 5210 School Highlights Health and Wellness Festival comes to Torringford School On May 17, Forbes and Torringford sister elementary schools teamed up to hosted an interactive wellness festival at Torringford. Committee chairs Janice Harrington and Erin Considine were thrilled with the turnout with over 600 people participating. This year the event changed venues and with the added space the festival was able to host more interactive booths and demos. Students and families were given a ‘passport’ to stamp after visiting each of the health and wellness booths (including Fit Together 5210).  Completed…
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