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!
- 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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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
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