Fit Together In Action April
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Fit Together In Action April

Fit Together in Action April News Visit the Park Contest May 1- May 31 To welcome spring weather and promote our new Resource Guide, we thought it would be fun to have a visit the park contest! Here’s how to Play: To Enter- follow us on FaceBook @ FitTogetherNWCT Post a Picture of you walking/hiking/biking  in one of the parks on our Fit Together Resource Guide FT Resource Guide Share the post to your page with #fitogether5210 For every new park visited with picture posted- your name will be entered into a raffle to win a Gift Card ! Prizes…
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Fit Together in Action March
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Fit Together in Action March

Fit Together in Action March News Torrington Middle School Awarded Fit Together Mini Grant- Snowshoeing Fun! This winter Fit-Together awarded the Torrington Middle School P.E. program a mini grant to help purchase 50 pairs of snowshoes. Jim Pepper the P.E. teacher who oversaw the program said “the kids really enjoyed the snow showing unit as they trekked around the school’s trails and summited large piles of snow.” The students learned how to get their snowshoes on (and off), maneuver them and to “turtle” which simply means to fall down, roll over on their backs then to their stomachs and get…
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Fit Together in Action February News
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Fit Together in Action February News

Fit Together in Action February News  Healthy Heart February is a heart health month. Make a difference in your community by spreading the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encouraging those around you to have their hearts checked and commit to a heart healthy life. Varied exercise is not only optimal for heart health but is great for mental focus. Find a workout that will keep your body and mind stimulated. Eating well for your heart is so important, healthy eating starts with healthy food choices. Making small, simple changes to your overall eating pattern can help you…
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FREE 6-WEEK VIRTUAL SERIES
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FREE 6-WEEK VIRTUAL SERIES

Fit Together at Home FREE 6-WEEK VIRTUAL SERIES Starts February 15th COOK’N LEARN Mondays @ 6:00 pm with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Carla Angevine Learn to make healthy kid/teen friendly recipes, great for the entire family! Recipes sent to participants the week before. Cook along or just observe- your choice!  FITNESS FUN Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm with certified fitness instructors Caitlin Vinuelas & Jessica Stewart Class geared toward elementary age kids, but adults welcome to join!   CLASSES ARE FREE - Registration Required: Contact: carla.angevine@hhchealth.org or 860-496-6676 Zoom links will be sent out to all participants.
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Fit Together in Action December
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Fit Together in Action December

Fit Together in Action December News DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD.    Batcheller Elementary School in Winsted recently completed an amazing project. They teamed up with Can’d Aid an organization focused on “Do Gooders.”  As part of their Treads and Trail program, bikes and helmets were donated to sixty first graders.  Can’d Aid believes in helping and supporting towns to make good things happen. It was a true community event, a local Can’d Aid team member made the connection with the school and the folks at Little Red barn helped build the bikes. These kids now have a better chance to…
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Fit Together in Action November
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Fit Together in Action November

Fit Together in Action November News Winsted Area Child Care Center- supporting families with nutritious food This month we are highlighting one of our GOLD partners; Winsted Area Child Care for their work fighting food insecurity during this pandemic. This past spring the center provided whole fruits, vegetables, breakfast items and snack items to their families.  For ten weeks, parents could sign up for weekly boxes filled with healthy nutritious items. Barbara Mazzei, a member of Fit Together’s Youth and Families Subcommittee and the centers education manager, said they were able to serve approximately 75-125 people! Most recently they were…
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Fit Together in Action October News
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Fit Together in Action October News

Fit Together in Action October News EdAdvance gets kids moving with CATCH   CATCH (coordinated approach to child health) is a platform that launches kids and communities toward healthier futures.   Erica Gammon, the Early Childhood program director at Ed Advance and a Fit Together Gold Partner has incorporated CATCH movement activities into their classrooms.  At a recent staff meeting, Erica asked her classroom teachers to share their favorite CATCH physical activity with the group. She wanted to help give other classroom teachers ideas on how to being physically active during the day.  Thanks Erica for sharing!    For more information…
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Fit Together in Action September
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Fit Together in Action September

Fit Together in Action September News Mini Grant Applications due October 15 I hope everyone is off to a happy and healthy school year. I wanted to remind everyone that the mini grants will be due soon.  It is a great time for people to apply for things that would help with outside gross motor activities. For example, stenciled games on the pavement or fun story walks to promote exercise and literacy. I’m here to help anyone with ideas or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to me anytime, I look forward to talking to some of you soon.…
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Fit Together in Action July News
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Fit Together in Action July News

Fit Together in Action July Enjoy the great outdoors: Family Hiking We live in such a beautiful area that allows us to hike and be connected with nature. Hiking is such a healing and empowering treasure that allows us that moment to forget for a short time what is happening in the world. I found a few local hiking spots that I wanted to share with you.  Happy Hiking! Burr Pond has a 2.5 mile loop  Burr Pond Bear Mountain in Salisbury has a 6.5 mile round trip hike  Bear MT Mt Tom State park has a trail that allows…
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Fit Together in Action- June
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Fit Together in Action- June

Fit Together in Action June News Staying Active during COVID-19 Family life has changed dramatically as a result of coronavirus. Weeknights and weekends spent ferrying kids to and from extra-curricular activities and sports are on hold indefinitely. So how do we redirect kid’s energy to activities they can enjoy safely? Exercise is important right now. Making sure daily exercise comes into your routine in the current health crisis is crucial. Now is the perfect time for parents to get outside and play with their kids. Shoot hoops with them, kick the soccer ball, and learn to dance. You could also…
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