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, we share wellness advice based on the 5-2-1-0 model during morning announcements on "Heath Tip Tuesday". We also have a white board outside the Nurse's office that has a health/wellness-based message every day. Soon we'll be installing a hands-free water bottle filling station thanks to a generous grant from Fit Together NWCT for which we are so grateful!”
Congratulations to all the students and staff for taking the steps to live a healthy lifestyle. We look forward to our continued partnership.
To learn more about becoming a Fit Together 5210 Partner , please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Festival February 5
Celebrate all things winter at DEEP’s annual free family Winter Festival taking place at Burr Pond State Park on February 5 from 10am – 3pm!
Children and adults can spend time together outdoors and try ice fishing (ice dependent), go on a hike, try snowshoeing, play winter games, and enjoy a fish fry and story-time by the bonfire.
Fit Together will be there with snowshoes on! Come say hello and borrow a pair of snowshoes for a stroll through the woods in winter.
Learn more about Festival: DEEP site
Raise Healthy Eaters in the New Year
Ring in a new year by teaching kids the importance of food, nutrition and eating skills.
Worksite Wellness-6 yoga exercises to do at your desk
Many of us sit behind our desks and stare at computer screens for far too much of the day. Although concentrated work can be beneficial to our jobs, it can be taxing on our bodies. The following yoga exercises will help you relieve any tension you might feel after too many hours of poring over spreadsheets. The poses also provide long-term benefits with regular practice. Each pose takes fewer than two minutes to complete, and you can do the whole series in just 10 minutes—but you’ll feel the effects long after.
Slow-Cooker Dinners You'll Want to Make This Winter
Break out the slow cooker to make one of these tasty dinner recipes. From hearty stews to cozy pastas, these recipes are packed with winter veggies, including carrots, cabbage and potatoes. Recipes like Slow-Cooker Braised Beef with Carrots & Turnips and Slow-Cooker Cabbage Soup with Sherry will keep you warm and satisfied throughout the colder months.