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Families Involved Together (F.I.T.) Parents Working to Improve Children’s Health

Each month a group of diverse parents from Nash and Edgecombe counties meet at the Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) to brainstorm ways they can make a difference in the health and well-being of not only their own children but all young children and their families. The group is called Families Involved Together, or F.I.T., and they are committed to helping others make positive changes to health outcomes in the Down East community.

F.I.T meets from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at DEPC on the second Tuesday of every month. Additionally, at the start of 2020, F.I.T. began to offer a six-week A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Class from the Old Ways curriculum. F.I.T. provides the opportunity for adult leadership and learning, in the areas of physical, emotional, and social health.

If you live in Nash and Edgecombe and would like to work on issues that are important to parents of young children, the F.I.T. team would love your help. Please contact DEPC if you would like to be a member! Healthy meals and childcare are provided!

Families Involved Together members say:

  • Shonda Pitt, a member of F.I.T. for four years, stated that her involvement in this group has helped her to keep more active and has taught her to cook healthier meals for her household and friends. She also says it has benefited her children’s social skills and they love being a part of it.
  • Kyler Daniels stated “F.I.T. gives me a chance to learn new techniques and skills from other families that I would have never known about otherwise! Being able to pick and choose what the classes will look like each meeting as a group makes the experience even more worthwhile.”