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Fit Together in Action January 2024
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Fit Together in Action January 2024

Fit Together in Action January 2024 News Torrington Public Schools New Year/New You Poster Contest Fit Together is collaborating with Torrington Public Schools to offer a New Year/New You poster contest to all students.  Students can draw or create a digital poster with a health and wellness theme to align with Fit Together’s 5-2-1-0 message.  Physical education teachers from each school are encouraging students to participate.  Teachers will select two winning posters from each school.  The winning artist will receive a free smoothie from the FUEL Smoothie and Juice Bar, located inside Energy Health & Fitness Factory.  Winning posters will…
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Fit Together in Action December
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Fit Together in Action December

Fit Together in Action December News HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! Wishing you a happy healthy holiday season! NEW Early Childcare Center Partner- Canaan Childcare Center Our new Fit Together partner, Canaan Childcare Center, received a grant through the Northwest Regional Early Childhood Alliance for the purpose of engaging parents into the school readiness community and to raise awareness of early childhood education needs. Fit Together collaborated with Director Fran Chapell and local chef and caterer Charlene Dutka for a fun and educational evening.  On December 15, while Charlene prepared a healthy, family-friendly meal with parents in the cafeteria, the children and teachers…
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Fit Together in Action November
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Fit Together in Action November

Fit Together in Action November News Healthy Changes Coming to Torrington Public Schools! Kristin Gagnon, the new Foodservice Manager for Torrington Public Schools, is supporting Fit Together’s mission by trying new healthier products and adding more fruits and vegetables to her recipes. Her team has created delicious new salads which include Boar’s Head meats for protein and local produce when available. Kristin is highly motivated to provide new healthy eating opportunities for students by encouraging them to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diet and experience healthy foods they have not previous tried. Thanksgiving Tips for Kids Keep the…
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Fit Together in Action- October
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Fit Together in Action- October

Fit Together in Action October News Partner Highlight  Winchester Walks Research shows that movement breaks can help awaken the brain by increasing blood flow and activating learning centers.  Barbara Silvero, principal at Pearson School in Winsted, is incorporating these movement breaks every Monday through the “Winchester Walks” program. Teachers at Pearson and Hinsdale schools take their classes on a 10-minute walk up and down the hallways of each floor. Movement sessions are coordinated with each classroom to ensure all students get a chance to get in their steps. Teachers monitor and record steps for each session. In addition to the…
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Fit Together in Action September

Fit Together in Action September News Fall Harvest at Vogel-Wetmore Courtney Quigley our Fit Together teacher champion has been busy harvesting with the students of Vogel Wetmore School who were welcomed back this year by their thriving school garden! Courtney reports “in the first few weeks of school, students have looked at bright sunflowers and buzzing pollinators. They have enjoyed the aroma of lavender, basil, and sage. The students have picked and enjoyed tomatoes, green beans, and peppers.  They’ve helped with weeding, and have enjoyed sitting under trellises of vining cucumbers and pumpkins.”  The students will celebrate their garden at…
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Fit Together in Action- August
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Fit Together in Action- August

Fit Together in Action August News How to Implement a Healthy After School Routine After-school time can feel just as chaotic as school mornings! But a healthy after school routine makes this time feel less stressful and help your kids build good time management habits for life.  After School Six Steps for a Healthier Routine   Family Bike Rally September 23 12-4pm Bike Rally Flyer 2023   Could School Water Fountains help address childhood obesity? In a test program, 18 California elementary schools are promoting the "Water First" program, which aims to combat childhood obesity by making fresh tap water…
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Family Bicycle Rally September 23, 2023
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Family Bicycle Rally September 23, 2023

Pedal Your Way To Family Fun! Are you ready for some wheel fun?  Join the Family Bicycle Rally for a FREE and exciting adventure along the Sue Grossman Greenway trail! We’ll start and finish at the RBC Bearings Parking Lot, located at 2788 Winsted Rd., Torrington CT, 06790. Saturday, September 23, 2023 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm All wheels welcome (skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, etc.)  Bike loaners available Giveaways Refueling stops Helmet giveaway Fun kids' activities Strider Bike obstacle course Meraki's Food truck Bike Rally Flyer 2023 For more information Email Jessica jstewart@how2fitkids.org 
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Fit Together in Action- July
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Fit Together in Action- July

Fit Together in Action July News Partner Highlight- Camp Moe Fit Fun YMCA’s Camp Moe, a day camp in Litchfield County for boys and girls aged 5-15 years, has been providing campers recreational activities and social skills for over 10 years. This year, I had the pleasure of conducting an eight-week “Fun Fit” program through a partnership with YMCA and Fit Together. The daily program began with one-hour fitness games that kept kids moving and having fun, followed by a one-hour session of preparing a healthy snack that they were able to take home and share with their families.  The…
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Fit Together in Action June
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Fit Together in Action June

Fit Together in Action June News Partner Highlight- Southwest School Asphalt Activities Project – Fun Playground Time! In the Fall of 2021, Eric Mahar, Physical Education teacher at Southwest and Forbes elementary schools, proposed a project to the Building Healthier Communities Fund Advisors which would offer students a variety of constructive alternatives for physical activity when outside on the schools’ blacktops. Since this proposal was in alignment with Fit Together and Building Healthier Communities Fund missions, a grant was awarded for the stencils and other supplies, with the condition that they are shared with other schools. Eric and his team…
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