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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Fit Together in Action October
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Fit Together in Action October

Fit Together in Action October News Fit Together 5210 Highlights: New School Partners We are excited to announce two more schools have signed on to partner with Fit Together 5210- Winchester’s Batcheller Elementary School and Torrington’s Oliver Wolcott Technical High School. They both are busy forming their wellness teams and their 5210 action plans for the year. Each school will also feature our cool Fit Together Bike Racks. Congratulations! Fall Mini Grants Awarded The Fit Together NWCT Steering Committee awarded five mini grants to Northwest CT organizations to support projects that align with Fit Together NWCT’s mission and strategies. We…
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Fit Together in Action September
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Fit Together in Action September

Fit Together in Action September News            Fit Together 5210 Highlights: Family Bicycle Rally Fit Together hosted their first Family Bicycle Rally on Sunday September 22 on the Sue Grossman trail. The free family event attracted more than 50 participants and included a strider bike obstacle course, raffle prizes and healthy snacks. Families had the choice to ride as little or as much as they wanted. A few families took advantage of the sunning last day of summer and complete two loops or 10 miles! Special thanks to the donations and to the Forman student volunteers. It’s Time for Apples!  By…
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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 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- 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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Mini Grant Applications
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Mini Grant Applications

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NWCT’s “Fit Together” Honors Gold Health Partners
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NWCT’s “Fit Together” Honors Gold Health Partners

NWCT’s “Fit Together” Honors Gold Health Partners In northwest Connecticut, the Fit Together NWCT public health initiative is working to build the healthiest kids, families, and communities by helping to identify policy changes and environmental improvements in the cities of Torrington and Winsted that will help make the healthy choice the easy choice. Recently, Fit Together announced its first GOLD Partner recognitions honoring 10 sites in Torrington and Winsted for their positive impact on children’s health. Seven recipients are child care centers who are proactively implementing evidence-based strategies to increase daily healthy habits. These include Brooker Memorial, ED Advance Head…
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Angevine, Stewart Head Fit Together, 5-2-10
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Angevine, Stewart Head Fit Together, 5-2-10

Angevine, Stewart Now at the Head of Fit Together, 5-2-1-0 In northwest Connecticut, the Fit Together NWCT public health initiative is working to build healthiest kids, families, and communities by helping to identify policy changes and environmental improvements in the cities of Torrington and Winsted that will help make the healthy choice the easy choice. It now has two new staff members to help fulfil its mission and goals. Fit Together co-chairs Leslie Polito, of Torrington Area Health District, and Greg Brisco, of Northwest CT YMCA, are pleased to announce that Carla Angevine, MS, RDN, has been selected to be…
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Fit Together Receives Grant From Hartford Healthcare
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Fit Together Receives Grant From Hartford Healthcare

Fit Together Receives Grant from Hartford Healthcare Northwest Connecticut’s Fit Together public health initiative is poised to grow thanks to a five year, $500K grant received from Hartford HealthCare (HHC) as a result of their new affiliation with Torrington’s Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Formed in 2011, Fit Together NWCT’s goal is to help schools, business and communities to change policies, systems and environments so that the default is the healthy choice by creating easier access to healthy foods and opportunities and desirable places for physical activity. Allocated in $100,000 increments annually for five years, this critical financial support allows the group…
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