Is it Wrong To Get Rid of Your Children’s Halloween Candy?
Halloween brings lots of great things: pumpkin patches, corn mazes, cute costumes and a TON of candy!
On average my kids get a 1 gallon zip-lock bag FULL of candy each year from Halloween. My husband votes that our kids get to keep their candy in their rooms and eat as much of it as possible because it's THEIR candy. I'm a control freak so, I usually I keep their candy and give them two pieces a day until it's gone... which is usually right before Easter.
There are other options that include: giving the candy away, throwing the candy away, eating all of the candy for your children, taking the candy to work or taking it to a buy back event.
As parents none of us are trying to teach our children bad eating habits or ruin their teeth. So, is it a good idea to take your kid's Halloween candy to a Halloween Buy-back Event?
If you do want to get rid of your child's candy, here is a list of local dentists that are participating a a candy buyback program:
Smile 4 Kids - Monday, November 3rd from 3pm to 6pm. They will buy back your candy for $1 per pound. The candy is then donated to those serving in the military along with toothbrushes dental floss and toothpaste. Smiles 4 Kids will have goodie bags and prizes for your children.
Summit Dentistry - Monday, November 3rd from 3:00-5:30. They will buy back your candy for $1 per pound. The candy is then donated to those serving in the military across the world to help them feel a little bit of home while they're serving.