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Trick or Treat ... There is Too Much to Eat!

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?

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Call your local dentist - many of them are collecting candy and rewarding children with a tooth brush and other cool dental supplies.
  3. 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.

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