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 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 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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Fit Together In Action October
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Fit Together In Action October

Fit Together in Action October News Virtual Fall Healthy Habits Class for Kids   Fall HIKING  First Fit Together Hike Fest A huge thanks to everyone who helped make our first ever Fall Hike Fest such a fun and active afternoon! Blue skies and peak autumn leaves were the backdrop for a celebration of all things hiking here in northwest Connecticut, including a kid’s scavenger hunt at the Burr Bond beachfront. Volunteers from the Torrington Trails Network came with maps, guided hike options and even had handmade walking sticks for hikers of all ages. CT DEEP provided information on their…
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Fit Together in Action September
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Fit Together in Action September

Fit Together in Action September News Torrington Kids Marathon 2021 The kid's marathon program is in full swing at the Torrington schools and it looks a bit different, but our message is the same finishing is winning and winning is finishing. We usually kick off this event in the spring with a final mile celebration in June but since the pandemic our kids have missed out on this special occasion.   This year we are getting kids moving with 13.1 miles or a half marathon in the fall, gearing them up for the full 26.2 miles this spring. Come cheer on…
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Fit Together in Action August
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Fit Together in Action August

Fit Together in Action August News Healthy Habits for Back-to-School It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer and send our children back to school. Transitions can sometimes cause stress and anxiety, but planning and adjusting habits can go a long way in helping kids to manage and thrive. Exercise and stay physically active. Take a walk or bike ride after dinner, sign kids up for a team sport, dance class or swim lessons, stretch out and create a bedtime yoga practice, plan a family hike – the possibilities are endless, but get your family moving. Nothing reduces stress and…
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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’s Rock the Greenway Event Thanks to all who attended our first Fit Together event of 2021! Our “Rock The Sue Grossman Greenway Family Fitness Scavenger Hunt” brought together over 50 people (and a few furry friends) who came to search for hidden rocks while experiencing the great opportunities for fitness on the Greenway. Families who completed the full course walked over 4 miles and found 9 different clues! We ended the event with a raffle drawing and sent some happy families home with prizes to inspire more active family fun together. The…
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