Fit Together in Action: August
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Fit Together in Action: August

Fit Together in Action August News    Fit Together 5210 Highlights: It’s all about BIKING To promote widespread recreation and fitness for our children, adults and families in our community Fit Together has launched a Bike Rack Sponsorship program and is hosting a Family Bicycle Rally in September. BIKE RACK PROGRAM Twenty sponsored bike racks will be placed throughout Torrington and Winsted to help promote physical activity and provide safe and convenient places for people to park their bikes while they do errands, go to the park, stop at the library or go to school. The bike racks are intended…
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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 5210 School Highlights:  Torrington Middle School Community Fitness Trail On July 13 and 14 volunteers installed Phase One of the Torrington Middle School’s Community Fitness trail and will finish the five piece equipment installation on July 28. The five stations which will soon be ready for the community are a Trapeze, Joint Pull up, Push up, Parallel bars and a Vault. Each station is designed to workout different muscles of the body and appeal to Torrington’s diverse population; athletes, families, seniors, walkers and runners. In order to make the project come…
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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 5210 School Highlights: Torrington Kids Marathon On June 2 more than 400 students from 14 area schools came to celebrate their final mile of the Torrington Kids Marathon at the Torrington High School track. This year all four Torrington elementary schools participated in the 26.2 mile challenge. Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone and School Superintendent Sue Lubomski were on hand and spoke to the students before the launch of the event. Mentors, who help run the event, came from Torrington High School, Oliver Wolcott Tech and the Torrington Middle School. “The amount of…
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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 5210 School Highlights Health and Wellness Festival comes to Torringford School On May 17, Forbes and Torringford sister elementary schools teamed up to hosted an interactive wellness festival at Torringford. Committee chairs Janice Harrington and Erin Considine were thrilled with the turnout with over 600 people participating. This year the event changed venues and with the added space the festival was able to host more interactive booths and demos. Students and families were given a ‘passport’ to stamp after visiting each of the health and wellness booths (including Fit Together 5210).  Completed…
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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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