Fit Together in Action June
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Fit Together in Action June

Fit Together in Action June News Fit Together Partner Highlights- Vogel- Wetmore School Garden Students at Vogel-Wetmore School planted their school garden for the second time this spring. Courtney Quigley one of the school’s first grade teachers and Fit Together partners, reported that a year ago, they planted vegetables in three raised beds and plants for pollinators in two raised beds.  Families volunteered to care for the garden over the summer, and students returned in the fall to find bright zinnias and delicious vegetables waiting for them.  One first-grade student exclaimed, "I planted this basil from a tiny seed when…
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Fit Together In Action May
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Fit Together In Action May

Fit Together in Action May News   Fit Together Partner Highlights- Torringford Gaga Pits Torringford School was awarded a fall Fit Together mini grant to purchase materials to build a Gaga Pit for the students.  Jared Sheik the wood-making Torrington High School teacher and his students constructed the pit and now with the warmer weather the kids are finally able to use it. Kelly Galullo, principal reports “the Gaga Pits have been a super addition to our school providing our students with a new opportunity to get physical activity in PE class, during recess and after school.” For more information…
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Fit Together in Action April
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Fit Together in Action April

Fit Together in Action April News Fit Together Partner Highlights Early Childcare- Brooker Memorial A group of nursery school students at Brooker Memorial, one of Fit Together gold partner sites, love experimenting with starting seeds in organic eggshells. Charlene Lee Child Care Director said the kids have tried manure pots, peat pots, and pots handmade from newspaper. This year they are getting sugar snap peas planted and will transfer them into their outdoor beds once the warmer weather is finally here. School Highlight- Litchfield Center School Litchfield Center School, a new Fit Together partner, recently held a school wide two…
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Fit Together in Action March
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Fit Together in Action March

Fit Together in Action- March School Highlight- Warren Elementary We are happy to welcome Warren Elementary School as a new Fit Together partner! Their wellness team actively spreads the 5210 initiative with weekly parent messages and daily student 5210 health tips and quotes. "Be healthy, Eat green with broccoli and kale you can't fail". Keep up the great work! For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or jstewart@how2fitkids.org.         Spring into Fitness! Spring is a season of growth – here are a few tips to get…
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Fit Together in Action February
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Fit Together in Action February

Fit Together in Action February News Kids Marathon We are excited to announce that Torrington Kids Marathon- that’s right 26.2 miles is back on this year. Fit Together will once again support this super event and cheer all participants on as they finish their marathon on Sunday, June 5, at the Torrington High School track. Training for the 26.2 mile journey will start in area schools the week of March 14.   Look for a welcome email with school signup sheets and information to help get your school team ready. Then throughout April and May, event coordinator Tim Gaffney and Kids…
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Fit Together in Action November
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Fit Together in Action November

Fit Together in Action November News School Updates Vogel Wetmore Plans for Hydroponic Tower Garden Vogel Wetmore School is excited to enhance their school garden with the addition of a hydroponic garden tower.  As one of Fit Together’s fall mini grant awardees this year-round garden will travel from classroom to classroom incorporating hands on learning both about science and about healthy foods.  Peter Michaelson the school principal added “as a community partner with Fit Together 5210, this project will help us support healthy eating choices for our student and families as well as our staff.” Torrington Middle School Community Fitness…
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Fit Together in Action July
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Fit Together in Action July

Fit Together in Action July News Fit Together’s Rock the Greenway Event Thanks to all who attended our first Fit Together event of 2021! Our “Rock The Sue Grossman Greenway Family Fitness Scavenger Hunt” brought together over 50 people (and a few furry friends) who came to search for hidden rocks while experiencing the great opportunities for fitness on the Greenway. Families who completed the full course walked over 4 miles and found 9 different clues! We ended the event with a raffle drawing and sent some happy families home with prizes to inspire more active family fun together. The…
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Fit Together In Action June
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Fit Together In Action June

Fit Together in Action June News FREE EVENT- Rock the Greenway We are happy to announce our first in-person Fit Together fitness event of 2021. “Rock the Sue Grossman Greenway! A Family Fitness Scavenger Hunt” will have participants searching for special painted rocks hidden along the Sue Grossman Greenway and earning chances at raffle prizes for each of the rocks found and marked on a game card. This event will also highlight some of the fitness equipment located along the trail. The event will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Participants should park at RBC…
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Fit Together in Action January 2021
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Fit Together in Action January 2021

Fit Together in Action January 2021 News Sticking to your Fitness Resolutions Sticking to a New Year's Resolution can be hard; most people set a goal to exercise more. Setting a realistic goal to work towards and making them realistic goals is the first step towards success. Make sure you commit yourself, make yourself accountable through a written promise or even a verbal promise to people that you don't want to let down. Making a change can seem daunting but it doesn't have to be. Give thanks for what you do, forget perfection. With exercise and so many other goals…
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Fit Together in Action August
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Fit Together in Action August

Fit Together in Action August News Breakfast- start the day off right With school about to start in a few weeks I thought I would share the importance of starting the day off with a healthy breakfast choice. I know it is hard when people are busy but breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period and replenishes your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness while also providing essential nutrients required for your good health. Here are some great ideas for foods to eat in the morning. Eggs are…
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