Why would a pediatric dentist in Flower Mound want all of your Halloween candy? Because every pound you bring me is one pound of sugar that a Flower Mound child didn’t eat.
Americans, particularly our children, consume vast quantities of candy. The average person consumes 3.4 pounds of extra candy in the aftermath of Halloween, and children even show a strong preference for hard, chewy candy (the kind dentists hate the most).
Halloween is a ton of fun, and coming home with a few yummy snacks after a successful night of trick-or-treating is a fun tradition. But with the average little goblin or ghoul consuming over 7,000 calories from candy on Halloween, it might be wise to cut the sugar habit back a little bit.
If your child’s candy horde is a little excessive, we have a great way that they can earn money for not eating their candy!
2017 Candy Buy Back
Our practice would love the opportunity to buy your candy! Here’s how our candy buy back program works.
- November 1-8, bring your children and their candy to our practice.
- Dr. Duffy will pay you $1 for every pound of candy.
- Please bring a new stuffed animal to donate to Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County.
It’s really that simple!
We NEED stuffed animals!!
Does your child have a favorite stuffed animal? Would you like to help another child have one, too? During our candy buy back program, the practice will also be collecting new stuffed animals.
It’s a sad reality that there are many children that are abused and mistreated. At the front of the fight to protect local kids is the Children’s Advocacy Center, which helps families not just in Flower Mound, but all over Denton County.
The CAC aims to break the cycle of child abuse through education and intervention, and they are a program that all of us at the practice proudly support. While the Center needs volunteers, financial contributions, and a list of other things to help families in our community, we’d like you to help them by bringing stuffed animals to the candy buyback.
Each stuffed animal will soon be a friend to a little boy or girl who needs it in a big way. It’s a great opportunity to talk to your children about healthy family relationships, and giving them a chance to help another child in the community.