Healthy Habits Photo Contest
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Healthy Habits Photo Contest

May Photo Contest Winners We kicked off our first month of our Healthy Habits Photo Contest! Each week we received entries for healthy pic shots. The photo with the most votes got a chance to win $25 gift card. Our May $50 winner Autumn was chosen by our Fit Together Steering Committee. Runners up were: Jen Raylee Kaladin June Contest is up and running check it out: https://a82c19fc.wishpondpages.com/photo-contest-5/  
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Fit Together in Action May
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Fit Together in Action May

Fit Together in Action May News Torrington P.E. Teachers kick off “Keep Kids Moving"   May is Fitness Month and the elementary schools are celebrating with the A, B, C,’s of Fitness. A new letter every day of the month, a new challenge every day. Students can try completing the exercise demonstrated (in the daily posted video) or create an exercise of their own. Check out the daily challenges on the schools’ Facebook pages.   Torrington Teachers Walking Challenge I wanted to commend the Torrington Public School teachers for their walking challenge that started April and runs until the end…
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Healthy Habits Photo Contest
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Healthy Habits Photo Contest

Fit Together's Healthy Habits Photo Contest We know its even harder to keep our healthy behaviors during the COVID 19 pandemic.  So, let’s share photos of ourselves and inspire others. Get your exercise, eat well and be safe…. It will help with stress, energy and overall well-being. To enter take a photo that fits into one of three categories: Exercise, Healthy Food, or  "5-2-1-0"  Upload your picture, with a short description and submit to be entered into the contest. https://a82c19fc.wishpondpages.com/photo-contest-5/ Win gift cards! Weekly- $25 Monthly- $50 Yearly- $100 Photos will be voted upon and those with more votes will receive…
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Fit Together in Action March
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Fit Together in Action March

Fit Together in Action March News Fit Together 5210 School Highlights: Torrington Middle School PE Teachers Promote Healthy Living The Torrington Middle School was busy encouraging their students to lead a healthy lifestyle. A new bulletin board featuring 5210 tips as well as school wide 5210 T.V. messages were implemented. The P.E. teachers and the assistant principal even dressed up dressed up as fruits and veggies to greet the kids! For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or jstewart@how2fitkids.org. National Nutrition Month® National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign…
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Fit Together in Action- February
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Fit Together in Action- February

Fit Together in Action February News Fit Together 5210 School Highlights: Southwest Celebrates Valentine’s Day Southwest School sent a friendly reminder to the kids and their families about the school’s healthy celebration wellness policy. Instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day with candy and treats they have suggested fun holiday pencils, stickers and homemade cards. There are many fun ways to celebrate without a lot of treats and sweets. Some examples are verbal praise, special coupons, and dancing to your favorite song. The benefit of providing a non-food reward is that it creates an environment that fosters a healthy lifestyle and supports…
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Making Healthier Choices Together
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Making Healthier Choices Together

Making Healthier Choices Together Fit Together announces start date of Fit Together Families Program TORRINGTON, Conn. — January 30, 2020 — Fit Together is set to kick off a program that will help build a healthier and stronger community by tackling one of the nation’s largest health concerns — childhood excess weight. The community based Fit Together - Northwest Connecticut’s Healthy Eating and Active Living initiative has teamed up with the Northwest CT YMCA to offer the second session of Fit Together Families- a YMCA Healthy Weight and Your Child program. This evidence-based lifestyle change intervention addresses childhood obesity for…
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Fit Together in Action January 2020
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Fit Together in Action January 2020

Fit Together in Action January News        Fit Together 5210 School Highlights: Gilbert Students investigate added sugars Cindy Fixer, Gilbert’s Wellness teacher and Volleyball coach offers a nutrition class to Gilbert students. She invited Fit Together as guest speakers to discuss the hidden sources of added sugar. We provided an interactive label reading lesson with the students. They were amazed to find out one bottle of coke had more than sixteen teaspoons of added sugar and most cereals had more than four. Winter Activities- fun for the entire family Cold weather doesn't mean you have to say good-bye to all…
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Fit Together 5210 in Action- December
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Fit Together 5210 in Action- December

Fit Together 5210 December News   Fit Together 5210 School Highlights: Southwest Café Spotlight  By Jess Stewart I love meeting with the schools to see how they are spreading the 5210 message to their students and families. On a recent visit to Southwest, I was made aware that Melissa Rowan, the food service manager was promoting both the 5 and the 0 to the kids in her cafeteria. She encourages water intake by providing giant water coolers for the students and she also makes fun and exciting fruit and vegetables displays to grab the kid’s attention. THANK You Melissa for…
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Fit Together 5210 In Action- November
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Fit Together 5210 In Action- November

Fit Together in Action November News Fit Together 5210 School Highlights: Sensory Hallways The Torringford School Wellness Committee partnered with the Fit Together 5-2-1-0 Community Collaborative to purchase and install a Sensory Pathway at Torringford School. The pathway will be used as an opportunity for students to take movement breaks throughout their school day. These movements include; hopping, marching, hopscotch, crab walks and more! Increased movement and activity is often linked to improved focus and academic performance. NEW Sue Grossman Greenway Fitness Equipment The Fit Together designated funding for a new all level fitness trail along the Sue Grossman Still…
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NWCT’s Fit Together promotes ways to reduce screen time
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NWCT’s Fit Together promotes ways to reduce screen time

NWCT’s Fit Together promotes ways to reduce screen time Televisions, videos, hand-held devices, tablets, computers, mobile devices —electronic screens are everywhere. With today’s children and teen-agers immersed in digital media, researchers are warning of the negative effects on their development, including issues with memory, attention and language skills. And that’s not all. Too much or poor quality screen time has been linked to obesity, poor sleeping habits, behavioral problems, loss of social skills, less time for play and even violence. Screen time also can be educational, leaving parents with the challenge of deciding how best to manage their children’s use…
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