Fit Together in Action October News
Fit Together Partner Highlights- Vogel-Wetmore Celebrates Local Harvest
Vogel-Wetmore elementary school is one of Fit Together’s Gold Status partners celebrated the local bounty harvest this month both with a farmer visit and school garden celebration. Torrington Public Schools received a local produce grant for the school year, providing funds to purchase local fruits and veggies for the school meal program. On Friday October 7, Vogel-Wetmore students had a special visitor from one of the participating farms during their lunch. Farmer Stephen from Chanticleer Acres spoke to the students as they came in for their meal which included local apples from March Farms.
A week later students gathered to celebrate the harvest of their school garden. Courtney Quigley a teacher and one of the schools wellness champions reported that “students planted the garden in the spring, including tomatoes, carrots, kale, and cucumbers. At the Harvest Festival, they explored the garden using the 5 senses, painted with dried stalks, and weighed the crops. They tasted carrots, kale chips, tomatoes, and cookies seasoned with sage, all prepared with food from the garden. They plucked seeds out of dried marigolds, green beans, and milkweed to replant next spring. Students in the K-3 school also looked for butterflies, bees, and other insects in their pollinator garden. Vogel-Wetmore School is a great place to grow!”
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.
Fit Together Awards Fall Mini Grants
Congratulations to our Fit Together fall mini grant awardees:
- Ed Advance: Community Garden Enhancement
- Goshen and James Morris Elementary Schools: Snow Shoes
- Litchfield Center elementary School: Fitness Class bags
- Torringford School: Outdoor Play
- Warren Elementary School: Table Top score board
Fit Families Partnering with New Opportunities
Program November 3- December 15, 2022
Register now! 860-482-9749
Worksite Wellness- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is breast cancer awareness month, and October 21 is National Mammography Day. Ladies, check in with your “qualified” work pals to make sure they have had their annual mammograms. Gentlemen, check in with the women you love to make sure they have been screened. If you are an employer, offering an incentive to pay your employees for the time they need to get to and from wellness physicals and screenings is a way to show how much you value their health.
For detailed information about breast cancer detection, visit Screening
To hear Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik’s Instagram post about her latest doctor’s visit, go to Visit
Halloween Stuffed Peppers
Halloween is just less than one week away and these cute lil’ Jack O’Lanterns need to be part of your FUN! Carve a scary face into a few peppers (let the kids help!) then fill them up with this DELICIOUS and simple protein-packed stuffing recipe.
Kids are more likely to eat a meal when they get to help make it.