Fit Together in Action December

Fit Together in Action December 2022 News

Fit Families Program

This was Fit Together’s first in person Fit Families Program since COVID. We partnered with New Opportunities Inc., to offer a six week Wellness program for kids 6-10 years old and their parents/caregivers. Jessica Stewart, Fit Together’s coordinator and Caitlin Vinuelas, Northwest CT YMCA Branch Director were the facilitators.

The program incorporated nutrition/physical activity/mental wellness for the entire family. For the first half of each class the kids participated in fun physical activities/games, while the caregivers have their own session with a guest speaker. During the second half of class the entire family joined in on a fun interactive healthy habit lesson included making power balls and delicious infused water. There was great fun to be had by all!

Caregiver Speakers:

  • Carla Angevine MS, RDN Manager of Community Health Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and Fit Together Executive Director
  • Andrew Lyon, MPH, CPS   Director of Prevention Services McCall Center for Behavioral Health and Help, Inc.
  • Alejandra Tudela Health & Wellness Director Northwest CT YMCA
  • Jason Kersten, LCSW Behavioral Health Program Director Community Health and Wellness
  • Dr. Ruth Gonzalez

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Worksite Wellness

National Handwashing Awareness Week is December 5-11.  It may seem obvious, especially in restaurants, to expect employees to wash their hands after using the bathroom.  But the COVID pandemic was a wake-up call on how – and how frequently – we should be cleaning our hands.

To help keep employees healthy, workplaces must accommodate their employees with the necessities for handwashing:  running water (warm or cold), soap, and either disposable towels or an electric hand dryer.  If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol should be used.

Follow this link from the Center for Disease Control for more information and key times to wash: LINK


Holiday Recipes

During this busy time of year it may be hard to find time to plan your holiday menus. No need to worry – SNAP-ED has you covered with holiday menus and recipe ideas for Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa!

The holidays are a great time to connect with others. Let us help you plan a healthy, thrifty holiday get-together, or just a meal for you and your household. Our menus are available in English and Spanish. We have vegetarian options, too!

SNAP ED Holiday Recipes: Recipes



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