Fit Together in Action- April
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Fit Together in Action- April

Fit Together in Action April News Fit Together 5210 School Highlights-Torrington Kids Golf comes to the elementary schools Torrington Kids Golf: Fit Together’s Mini grant was used to purchase SNAG (Starting New At Golf) Equipment to introduce Torrington Kids Golf to all elementary school students districtwide.  This new program provides opportunities to get physical activity while promoting the sport of golf which can be played from an early age and throughout an adult’s life. Each of the four elementary schools is incorporating a two week golf curriculum. Mr. Mahar one of the PE teachers who has spear headed the program…
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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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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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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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What is 5-2-1-0
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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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