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 December
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Fit Together in Action December

Fit Together in Action December 2022 News Fit Families Program This was Fit Together’s first in person Fit Families Program since COVID. We partnered with New Opportunities Inc., to offer a six week Wellness program for kids 6-10 years old and their parents/caregivers. Jessica Stewart, Fit Together’s coordinator and Caitlin Vinuelas, Northwest CT YMCA Branch Director were the facilitators. The program incorporated nutrition/physical activity/mental wellness for the entire family. For the first half of each class the kids participated in fun physical activities/games, while the caregivers have their own session with a guest speaker. During the second half of class…
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Fit Together in Action November
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Fit Together in Action November

Fit Together in Action November News   Fit Together Partner Highlights Torringford Host first Pumpkin Dash Torringford School is one of Fit Together’s gold partners. They have been working hard to educate and support healthy habits.  Kelly Galullo, the principal and her wellness team hosted the school’s first annual Pumpkin Dash. Because they understand the tremendous benefit of activity on a child's growth and development both physically and mentally, their wellness team's mission is to continue to provide opportunities for students to get moving!  The hope is activities like this will inspire children and their families to be active in…
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Fit Together in Action August
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Fit Together in Action August

Fit Together in Action August News Fit Together Partner Highlights- Gilbert School New Vegetable Garden This June Gilbert School students installed a new vegetable garden as one of a Fit Together min grant recipients. Ms. Frechette, a master gardener, volunteered to help with this project along with Mrs. Gilbert the school nurse and Fit Together wellness champion.  The students planted tomatoes, a variety of squash, green beans, pumpkins, and other vegetables.  Produce picked this summer is being donated to Winsted’s Open Door Soup Kitchen providing a wonderful nutritious resource to the community and families.  In the fall the produce will…
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Fit Together in Action July
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Fit Together in Action July

Fit Together in Action July News Fit Together Partner Highlights- Kordas Korner Preschool Kordas Korner Preschool is one of Fit Together’s newest 5210 Healthy Habits partner. They wanted to kick off the initiative with a Healthy Summer 5210 Challenge during camp to see how both students and teachers could meet their daily 5210 goals. Sheila Kordas the director also is busy with their school garden which is full of fruits, veggies, flowers and herbs for the kidos to experience.  We are happy to expand our partners to include this new early childcare site. For more information about 5210, please contact…
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Fit Together in Action June
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Fit Together in Action June

Fit Together in Action June News Fit Together Partner Highlights- Vogel- Wetmore School Garden Students at Vogel-Wetmore School planted their school garden for the second time this spring. Courtney Quigley one of the school’s first grade teachers and Fit Together partners, reported that a year ago, they planted vegetables in three raised beds and plants for pollinators in two raised beds.  Families volunteered to care for the garden over the summer, and students returned in the fall to find bright zinnias and delicious vegetables waiting for them.  One first-grade student exclaimed, "I planted this basil from a tiny seed when…
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Fit Together In Action May
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Fit Together In Action May

Fit Together in Action May News   Fit Together Partner Highlights- Torringford Gaga Pits Torringford School was awarded a fall Fit Together mini grant to purchase materials to build a Gaga Pit for the students.  Jared Sheik the wood-making Torrington High School teacher and his students constructed the pit and now with the warmer weather the kids are finally able to use it. Kelly Galullo, principal reports “the Gaga Pits have been a super addition to our school providing our students with a new opportunity to get physical activity in PE class, during recess and after school.” For more information…
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Fit Together in Action February
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Fit Together in Action February

Fit Together in Action February News Kids Marathon We are excited to announce that Torrington Kids Marathon- that’s right 26.2 miles is back on this year. Fit Together will once again support this super event and cheer all participants on as they finish their marathon on Sunday, June 5, at the Torrington High School track. Training for the 26.2 mile journey will start in area schools the week of March 14.   Look for a welcome email with school signup sheets and information to help get your school team ready. Then throughout April and May, event coordinator Tim Gaffney and Kids…
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Fit Together in Action January
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Fit Together in Action January

Fit Together in Action January 2022 News Fit Together School Highlight: Goshen Center School One of our newest Fit Together Schools is Goshen Center School. They are working hard to share our 5210 message to their students and families.   I reached out to Julia Turtoro, the school nurse and chair of the school's wellness committee to see what they had been up to since signing on to the initiative. “Goshen Center School is so happy to be partnered with Fit Together and to incorporate their mission to build healthy communities in our school. To foster healthy eating and active living,…
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Fit Together in Action- December 2021
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Fit Together in Action- December 2021

Fit Together In Action December News Happy Holidays “Make the healthy choice the easy choice.” It’s the phrase we return to in everything we do at Fit Together 5210. As we move toward the New Year and consider resolutions, it’s hard to get overwhelmed by all of the dreams and possibilities.  Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple and look for the easy choices. Commit to an apple a day. Invest in a nice quality water bottle for your work station or backpack. Bundle up and take a brisk walk in the winter sun – even 10 - 15 minutes…
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