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Fit Together 5210 in Action- March
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Fit Together 5210 in Action- March

Fit Together in Action March News Fit Together 5210 School Highlights: Vogel-Wetmore Tracks Healthy Behaviors all Month Long Mr. Egan, a Vogel Wetmore PE teacher provides each student a monthly 5210  calendar. Students are encouraged to track their healthy habits in each of the 5210 strategies, which are then reinforced during class. All students who turn in a calendar signed by their parents receive an extra PE class that Mr. Egan holds during his free period. Because of the great turnout  Mr. Eagan reported ” last month I had 73 calendars returned so I had to run two separate classes due…
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Fit Together 5210 in Action- February
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Fit Together 5210 in Action- February

Fit Together 5210 Mini Grants Highlight: CAFÉ YUM Healthy Snacking Made Easy Does it seem like it's always snack time? Many children graze throughout the day enjoying a never-ending snack time. Snacks are good for kids because they help them stay focused at school and on homework, give them needed nutrients and keep hunger at bay. To lots of kids and teens, a snack is a bag of chips, some cookies or some other low-nutrient food. Fit Together awarded the Torrington Public Schools a mini grant to offer healthy snacks to the students The Café Yum tastings gave students the…
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Fit Together 5210 in Action –January 2019
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Fit Together 5210 in Action –January 2019

Fit Together 5210 in Action –January 2019 Empowering Families to Live Healthier Fit Together is excited to be teaming up with the Northwestern CT YMCA to provide a new family wellness program called Fit Together Families- healthy weight and your child. Fit Together Families is a 25-session evidence-based program for children with obesity delivered over four months. The intensive family-based weight-management program focuses on nutrition education and physical activity to encourage healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle to reach a healthy weight. The program is designed with the whole family in mind, engaging a child and adult in education,…
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NWCT’s “Fit Together” Honors Gold Health Partners
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NWCT’s “Fit Together” Honors Gold Health Partners

NWCT’s “Fit Together” Honors Gold Health Partners In northwest Connecticut, the Fit Together NWCT public health initiative is working to build the 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. Recently, Fit Together announced its first GOLD Partner recognitions honoring 10 sites in Torrington and Winsted for their positive impact on children’s health. Seven recipients are child care centers who are proactively implementing evidence-based strategies to increase daily healthy habits. These include Brooker Memorial, ED Advance Head…
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Fit Together 5210 in Action  – December 2018
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Fit Together 5210 in Action – December 2018

Fit Together 5210 in Action - December 2018 Greetings Torrington school wellness champions, Thank you all for your interest in your students’ health and wellness. Fit Together is excited to partner with you to help build the healthiest kids, families and communities through sustainable strategies that foster healthy eating and active living. Do not worry, there is NO added work!!! The purpose of these newsletters is to provide wellness tips for you, your classes and your families, share resources and give you the opportunity to reach back out to us if you would like further information. First a little bit…
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Angevine, Stewart Head Fit Together, 5-2-10
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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
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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
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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
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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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