Sweet Alternatives For The Spooky Season!

Dear Community Partner,

Sweeten your Halloween with fruits! Apples, pears, pineapples, and raspberries are just some fruits that are in season, at their peak flavor, and are usually inexpensive during the month of October.

A study by the Harvard School of Public Health shows that 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables reduces mortality rate and risk of early death as well as the risk for chronic disease, including: heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even some cancers. Read more about it here.

Reducing candy consumption and replacing it with fruit can be a huge challenge for younger children, especially during Halloween. Attached below are resources on how to make serving fruit more fun for children so they will be more inclined to eat them.

Since your organization is partnered with the Regional YMCA of Western CT on Go! 5-2-1-0, you can schedule free of cost training and workshops for your parents and staff. If interested, please send an email to to schedule a date and time. Together we can create a healthier community!


Best Regards,

Kit Sathong
Go! 5-2-1-0 Program Coordinator