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Fairfield Fitness Council

Make better dining decisions with the help of  A Weight Management Guide to Dining Out, a new brochure prepared by the Fairfield Fitness Council.

"Fairfield's Paths to Health" - beautiful walking routes in Fairfield at Veteran's Park and South Pine Creek/Old Dam Road

Enjoy the outdoors safely - learn more about Lyme Disease.  The Health Department has information on Lyme Disease awareness, prevention and tick identification/testing.

Take a look at the list of books and audio visual materials recommended by the Fitness Council that are available at the Fairfield Public Library.

Mission

“To promote and enhance healthy lifestyles in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.”

Resources

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The Fairfield Public Library has an extensive collection of materials on physical activity and nutrition for all ages.

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely- Learn more about Lyme Disease. The Town of Fairfield Health Department provides information on Lyme Disease awareness, prevention and tick identification/testing.

The Town of Fairfield Conservation Department link on the Town of Fairfield Web-site lists open space areas in Fairfield. (How many of these have you been to?)

The Recreation Department offers programs year-round for all age groups.  Aside from the Fitness Center with aerobic and strength training equipment,  there is golf, tennis, softball, soccer, swimming, cycling among the fitness related activities. 

Recommended Books and Videos - Take a look at the list of books and audio visual materials recommended by the Fitness Council that are available at the Fairfield Public Library. 

Online

The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University website provides a wealth of information about weight and nutritional related issues and obesity. The website provides a food timeline, “Evolution of Eating,” that shows graphically and in words, how food availability and production over time has impacted cultural norms and food consumption. The main topics of the site include: Food and Agriculture, Science and Medicine, Media and Advertising, Government and Legislation, Communities and Schools, and Weight Bias. Readers will find summaries of current research, interesting food facts, and links to recommended websites. The Rudd Center also offers a newsletter via email.

 The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its fruits and vegetables  web site to provide tools and information that help you get the fruits and vegetables you need. The new site offers

  • A calculator to find out how many fruits and vegetables you need based on your daily calorie needs
  • Tips on how to include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet
  • Information on exciting new fruits and vegetables in your daily diet
  • Delicious recipes for appetizers, beverages, breakfast, desserts, dips/spreads/salsas, entrees, finger food, salads/slaws, side dishes and soups

General_Audience_Brochure.pdf “How many fruits and vegetables do you need? Every body is different. We’ll show you simple ways to eat the amounts that are right for you.” This excellent seven page brochure from the CDC provides a chart of recommended numbers of cups of fruits and vegetables based on gender, age, and activity level. There are clear examples to help consumers learn what a half cup and a cup of fruits and vegetables look like. The brochure also contains information about why eating fruits and vegetables is important and shows which vegetables and fruits are great sources of fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C

MyPlate” can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you.

Fairfield Family Fitness

Make better dining decisions with the help of the A Weight Management Guide to Eating Out, a new brochure prepared by the Fairfield Fitness Council.

"Fairfield's Paths to Health" - beautiful walking routes in Fairfield at Veteran's Park and South Pine Creek/Old Dam Road

Chronic Disease and Diabetes Support Group meets once a month (September - June) on the second Tuesday at Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield– Room 14 from 1:00- 2:00 PM.  Program is free and open to the public.

Check the Recreation Department for fitness fun the whole family can enjoy.

Council Members

David Abraham, Coordinator of Physical Education, Fairfield Public Schools
Santina Galbo, Health Educator, Fairfield Health Department
Lori Mediate, Coordinator of Health Education, Fairfield Public Schools
Bill Perugini, Vice President of Sales for Skeletal Dynamics, RTM District 10 Representative, Vice Chairman - Public Health and Safety, RTM Liaison to the Penfield Building Committee
Diane Sell, DPT Physical Therapist

Contact

Santina Galbo
Health Educator
Town of Fairfield
sgalbo@fairfieldct.org