Fit Together in Action May News
May: Torrington Middle School inspiring others to be healthier
In 2018, Kara Centrella, a school nurse at Torrington Middle School, had a vision to create a fitness and nature trail that would be open to the community. The trail would be user-friendly and inclusive of all ages and skill levels. Having grown up in Torrington, it was very important to Kara that the trail to be a shared space for members of the community. Karen’s dream eventually became a reality, and she recently received funds to add stencils promoting various exercises along the trail. Today, there is approximately 700 feet of colorful images along the trail which encourage different forms of physical activity. The funding was provided by an online donor organization called DonorsChoose. Their mission is to make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education. An open house is being planned for a community tour of this amazing project, date to be determined.
For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!
Helping kids stay physically active is an important step in helping them maintain a healthy weight throughout life. Learn how to get and keep kids active:
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
During this month, we celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders across our Nation.
SNAP-Ed agencies support AAPI communities by providing evidence-based, culturally relevant nutrition education and resources. Check them out
Worksite Wellness- Mental Health Awareness Month
“A lot of people are living with mental illness around them. Either you love one or you are one.” Mark Ruffalo
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is often misunderstood, and despite strides in awareness within the past few years, some stigma still remains.
Employers can support employee wellbeing by offering the following:
- Free yoga and/or meditation classes
- Providing mental health first aid course at no cost
- Team-building activities to strengthen trust and bonds among colleagues
- Health insurance which provides therapy at little or no cost
- An environment which promotes work-life balance
For more information on how to improve mental health at your workplace, please click on the link below
Rainbow Layered Salad Recipe
May is National Salad Month! This family-friendly rainbow salad recipe features fresh and frozen ingredients.