Tips & Trick Tuesday: What to do with all the Halloween Candy

Besides eat it of course! Don't get me wrong, we love some sweetness around here and we will be keeping our fair share, but usually we get more than anyone should consume. What do you do with the tons of candy? Probably eat it right? Against your will too, huh? Well, I have a few tips for what you can do this year with all the Halloween galore!

1. Participate in a candy exchange. Many dentists offer candy exchanges. You turn in some candy and get healthy treats in exchange. Or you turn in some candy, and they pay you $1 per pound. They donate the candy to soup kitchens or to troops overseas. Check out this website to find a participating dentist near you.

2. Your Halloween candy could be included in care packages that are sent to soldiers serving their country far from home. Here are two organizations that ship packages to the troops. Below are two organizations that ship packages to the troops. Only non chocolate items because of melting. 


3.  Have your children exchange their candy for something else — like a book or a toy. Make it fun by using a scale to weigh the stash — for example, maybe they could earn a book for every pound of candy they trade. 

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween! 

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