Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What To Do With All That Halloween Candy?

With Halloween just one week away, I figured that this would be the perfect video to share on the blog.  The video (which you can watch by clicking on the link below) gives an alternative to gorging on all of that candy that's stuffed into your children's jack-o-lantern buckets and pillows cases.  The video shows what a dental office in Canada has been doing for some years now and honestly, would be a really good idea for us at Cascade Chiropractic & Massage to do in the near future.

Halloween Candy Buy Back - Evans Dental Health -

Now, since we don't do this yet at CC&M, it doesn't mean that you can't do it yourself at home.  I'm sure that most kids would love to make a little cash just by giving up some of their Halloween booty.  It's also a great learning experience for kids.  You can teach them about moderation (not too many people need to eat 3 pounds of candy in a 3 week span) and why that candy is so bad for you (high fructose corn syrup, coloring, fake ingredients, flavorings, etc.). 
With regard to what you then do with the "bought back" candy, that's up to you.  If you want to donate it to soldiers overseas (I'm sure there's a few good ways to do something like that in this area) or just dump it into the closest trash receptacle, that's your choice.  Either way, you're not promote sugar and fake ingredient gluttony to your children and you're actually using Halloween as a learning experience instead of just a candy grubbing extravaganza.

As always, your questions, suggestions, and input is always welcome.

Have a healthy and safe Halloween!