Fit Together in Action November News
Healthy Changes Coming to Torrington Public Schools!
Kristin Gagnon, the new Foodservice Manager for Torrington Public Schools, is supporting Fit Together’s mission by trying new healthier products and adding more fruits and vegetables to her recipes. Her team has created delicious new salads which include Boar’s Head meats for protein and local produce when available. Kristin is highly motivated to provide new healthy eating opportunities for students by encouraging them to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diet and experience healthy foods they have not previous tried.
Thanksgiving Tips for Kids
Keep the Thanksgiving feast flexible, simple and nutritious for children by providing healthful snack before the holiday meal, and encourage youngsters to try new foods by offering a small sample to start and lead by example. Thanksgiving Meal Tips for Kids
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes Awareness Month takes place in November, in honor of the November 14 birthday of Dr. Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin in 1921.
To show their support to employees with diabetes, employers may consider making adjustments on the job to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, such as providing healthier choices in vending machines or in the cafeteria.
For more information on diabetes in the workplace and strategies that employers can adopt to transform their workplace into one that is affirming, supportive and considerate of diabetic employees, please click on the link below.
Native American Recipes
This month provides an opportunity for us to reflect on how the cultures and traditions held dear by Tribal Nations continue to advance resilient economies and vibrant lands nationwide. Indigenous knowledge continues to be affirmed throughout our everyday life in our land management practices, the foods we eat, our systems of government, and our stewardship of natural resources.