Fit Together in Action September News
Fall Harvest at Vogel-Wetmore
Courtney Quigley our Fit Together teacher champion has been busy harvesting with the students of Vogel Wetmore School who were welcomed back this year by their thriving school garden! Courtney reports “in the first few weeks of school, students have looked at bright sunflowers and buzzing pollinators. They have enjoyed the aroma of lavender, basil, and sage. The students have picked and enjoyed tomatoes, green beans, and peppers. They’ve helped with weeding, and have enjoyed sitting under trellises of vining cucumbers and pumpkins.” The students will celebrate their garden at a special festival in October.
2023 Fit Together Mini Grant- Application Deadline November 1
The Fit Together NWCT Steering Committee is offering a mini grant from $500-$1,500, to Northwest CT organizations that would like to support a project that aligns with Fit Together NWCT’s mission and strategies.
How to apply: download and complete application (Cover Page, Project Narrative, and attachments)
Nifty After-School Snack Ideas
A planned after-school snack is one way to help kids achieve nutrition goals. Plus, for kids with activities directly after school, they'll likely need a snack before they begin practice and sport activities.
A snack is only as good for your kids as you make it. That means providing snacks with as many vitamins and minerals as possible without overdoing it on the calories. Luckily nutrient rich food can be absolutely delicious. Try these ideas for fun, flavorful after-school snacks: Read more: Snack Ideas
Worksite Wellness Tip National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. If you suspect someone in your workplace is having thoughts about wanting to end their life, feeling hopeless or withdrawn, click on this link for resources to help prevent a suicide: Suicide Prevention
Employers can show their commitment to prioritizing employee mental health and well-being by engaging employees in discussions about workplace stressors and discuss what support or services may help.
Reminder: Instead of dialing 2-1-1, there is now a dedicated help line for suicide and crisis: Call or text 9-8-8.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
This healthy smoothie recipe has all the flavor of a pumpkin spice latte without all the sugar. Made with real pumpkin and frozen banana, this whips into a creamy, luscious grab-&-go breakfast (or snack) in just 5 minutes.