Fit Together in Action April News
Partner Highlight: School Gardens
Spring is here and school gardens have begun! We have five Fit Together partners who are in full swing with their plantings and include Brooker Memorial, Gilbert, Vogel-Wetmore, Torringford, Goshen, Warren, and James Morris. The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. Gardening helps kids engage their curiosity, learn to be resourceful and gain self-confidence. Plus, it's a great way to get everyone outside for fresh air and physical activity!
Parent/Caregiver Survey Launch
The Northwest CT Community Foundation (NCCF) requests your help. They are launching a Parent/Caregiver Survey targeting residents from Northwest CT
Please share and take if you are pregnant or raising young children under the age of eight.
Worksite Wellness- Stress Awareness Month
April is Stress Awareness month, and stress can have significant consequences on employees and the company as a whole. Stressed-out employees may experience depression, headaches, high blood pressure and even heart attacks. Workplaces may see decreased productivity and higher turnover. Here are some ways to encourage workplace wellness:
- Encourage employees to go on a walk during lunch breaks
- Subsidize gym memberships
- Bring a yoga instructor into the office once a month
- Hold a steps contest among teams for those who own fitness trackers
- Offer health snacks in the office. If you have a vending machine, does it include healthy items and NO SUGAR beverages?
For more information on how to help employees manage stress, click on the link below:
Bunny Bread ( AKA Carrot)
The whole family will hop right up to sample this healthy treat — a delicious carrot bread recipe made with half whole-wheat flour.