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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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Fit Together in Action May
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Fit Together in Action May

Fit Together in Action May News May: Torrington Middle School inspiring others to be healthier In 2018, Kara Centrella, a school nurse at Torrington Middle School, had a vision to create a fitness and nature trail that would be open to the community. The trail would be user-friendly and inclusive of all ages and skill levels. Having grown up in Torrington, it was very important to Kara that the trail to be a shared space for members of the community. Karen’s dream eventually became a reality, and she recently received funds to add stencils promoting various exercises along the trail.…
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Fit Together in Action April
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Fit Together in Action April

Fit Together in Action April News Partner Highlight: School Gardens Spring is here and school gardens have begun!  We have five Fit Together partners who are in full swing with their plantings and include Brooker Memorial, Gilbert, Vogel-Wetmore, Torringford, Goshen, Warren, and James Morris. The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. Gardening helps kids engage their curiosity, learn to be resourceful and gain self-confidence. Plus, it's a great way to get everyone outside for fresh air and physical…
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Fit Together in Action March 2023
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Fit Together in Action March 2023

Fit Together in Action March News Partner Highlight: Litchfield Center School Fit Fun Bags Laura Pieger is a Fit Together partner and a teacher at Litchfield Center School. She applied for a Fit Together mini-grant in order to fund Fit Fun Bags. She shared with me the success they have had the first month of introducing the bags to the students and families! Each classroom received a tote bag with fun fitness items for each student to enjoy. The students gets to take home the bag for one week and play with all the items with their friends and families.…
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Fit Together in Action February
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Fit Together in Action February

Fit Together in Action February News  Partner Highlight: Vogel-Wetmore after School Program     Fitness Fun with Fit Together Jessica Stewart Fit Together’s Youth and Family Coordinator has been providing a Fitness Fun class twice a week at Vogel-Wetmore’s after-school program to kindergarteners. It's an hour long class that keeps the students moving with fun activities and games while learning the basics to exercises. Some of the activities come from the CATCH program which is an evidence-based program to prevent childhood obesity. She has enjoyed working with the kids and look forward to working with the other age groups over…
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Fit Together In Action January
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Fit Together In Action January

Fit Together in Action January News Partner Highlight: Torrington Middle School Torrington Middle School (TMS) is one of Fit Together’s partner schools. TMS’s Fit Committee recently embarked on a fitness campaign called the 12 Days of Winter Fitness Challenge. The challenge started on December 7th and ended on December 22nd. Teachers, nurses, building administrators, and the TMS Fit Committee recorded and presented one fitness challenge daily to promote fitness and wellness to our students. Students watched the hilarious TMS staff-created exercise-fitness videos, which included challenges such as Polar Bear Push Ups, Reindeer Kicks, Tinsel-Twists, Snowy Mountain Climbers, or the fan-favorite…
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