Fit Together in Action January 2020

Fit Together in Action January News


Fit Together 5210 School Highlights: Gilbert Students investigate added sugars

Cindy Fixer, Gilbert’s Wellness teacher and Volleyball coach offers a nutrition class to Gilbert students. She invited Fit Together as guest speakers to discuss the hidden sources of added sugar. We provided an interactive label reading lesson with the students. They were amazed to find out one bottle of coke had more than sixteen teaspoons of added sugar and most cereals had more than four.

Winter Activities- fun for the entire family

Cold weather doesn't mean you have to say good-bye to all outdoor activity. There are a lot of great fun outdoor winter activities that can get both kids and adults moving. There are many ways to enjoy the weather by taking your physical activity outside. Why should kids have all the fun in the winter? Have a snowball fight, go ice skating, sledding or tubing, make snow angels or try snow shoeing or cross country skiing. Now we just need some snow!


Work Site Wellness: Five Easy Tips to Drink More Water During Your Work Day

  • Aim to drink a certain amount in a defined amount of time. For example, try to drink a glass, or a half of a bottle, every hour
  • Try to always have a glass or bottle to drink from at your desk- Seeing this visual cue helps remind and encourage you to drink throughout the day


  • Add some flavor to your water- Try using your favorite fresh fruit to naturally sweeten and add some flavor to your water


  • Replace or match other drinks you may drink during the work day with the same serving of water- If you drink one 8 ounce cup of coffee every morning at work, drink an 8 ounce cup of water afterward


  • Buy yourself a new reusable water bottle- Picking a bottle that is appealing to you, and that allows you to measure your intake can encourage you to reach for your bottle more over the course of the day

For more information about worksite wellness, please contact Martha Kelley, Fit Together 5210 Worksite Coordinator at (860) 921-7464 or






  • 1 pound lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 (15 ounces) cans no-salt added dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans no-salt added stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1   cup water
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  1. Heat large stockpot over medium- high heat until hot. Add ground turkey and onions and cook until browned. Remove from heat and drain.
  2. Put turkey & onions and the remaining ingredients into crock pot. (if you do not have crock pot return to stock pot bring to boil and then simmer 2 hours)
  3. Cook for additional 2- 3 hours
  4. Serve with grated cheddar cheese or chopped fresh cilantro

8 servings about 2 cups per serving    Nutrition; Calories: 260, Total Fat: 2 (more if regular ground turkey used), Saturated Fat: trace (more if regular ground turkey used), Cholesterol: 35 mg, Sodium: 650 mg, Carbohydrates: 39 grams, Protein: 24 grams, Fiber: 15 grams

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