Written by: Jen Block
What to do with leftover Halloween candy?
Halloween is such an exciting festivity for children but is there a way that we can send good message and skip the trip to the dentist office for possible cavities?
Have your children pick a certain amount of candy from trick-or-treating to eat in moderation. With the remainder, here are a few ideas to get it out of your home:
- Operation Gratitude: You can send any wrapped candy to our troops overseas and include a nice message to a soldier. For specific info, please check out: operationgratitude.com.
- Call your local dentist - many of them are collecting candy and rewarding children with a tooth brush and other cool dental supplies.
- Local shops may have programs like Magic Bean does around Boston - they'll donate your candy to the USO, and in exchange give you a coupon for 25 percent off a new toy. (Hopefully not a candy toy.) Here's a list of their store locations.
Be safe, have fun and don’t forget to brush your teeth!
Bio: Jen Block is the Associate Director at Camp Sewataro. She herself was a camper and Waterfront staff member in the 80s. She returned to Sewataro in 2007 and now her daughter is sharing in the Sewataro experience.