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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has provided a grant to support the YMCA's GO! 5-2-1-0 program.  The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut is using the $25,000 for a six-week healthy eating program in Danbury.  The Y teamed up with Danbury Public Schools to help parents through a virtual learning community.  Facilitated in Spanish by Clementina Lunar and Maria Vargas, both trained health coaches with the YMCA, parents are engaged in weekly discussions including Growing and Using Herbs, Cooking with Kids, and how to double the value of the pandemic SNAP benefits and purchase more produce at the Danbury Farmers Market.  The farmers market is held Fridays at the Danbury Train Museum from 10am to 2pm. Parents in the learning community receive additional coupons to shop at the farmers market.  Go! 5-2-1-0 is a holistic wellness message that puts an emphasis on eating 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables, limiting recreational screen time to 2 hours or less, being physically active for 1 hour or more, and consuming 0 sugar sweetened drinks.

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