Halloween Candy Buy-Back
It is almost Halloween time again and that, of course, means trick-or-treat candy! We may indulge, but the kids are the real concern. Decay (cavities) is on the rise in our children as is childhood obesity. Halloween candy is a contributor to each of these situations, and this year we can do something about it. Trick- orTreaters can bring their excess candy to La Jolla Dental Care and receive $1 per pound of candy and an electric glowing toothbrush! Global sugar consumption for children increases approximately 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year. This means parents need to be more diligent than ever in regards to their child’s health:
A) Sugar highs create sugar lows. A heightened mood from sugary foods can give way to a depressed mood when the effect of the sugar wears off. This can lead to a cycle of dependence on sweets for mood elevation.
B) Sugar sensitive children may very well experience a decreased ability to pay attention and learn while at the same time exhibiting a negative behavior pattern.
C) Sugar promotes obesity with high insulin levels causing the storage of excess sugar as fat. Autumn and Halloween are a wonderful time of year. We all enjoy a little sweet treat during this period, but let’s not let it get excessive.
The kids can give their teeth and their bodies a healthy boost by donating their excess trick-or-treat candy to the troops overseas while collecting $1 per pound of donated candy.
ALL CANDY WILL BE SENT TO OUR TROOPS VIA OPERATION GRATITUDE
Kids can still have all the fun of trick-or- treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well. Candy will be collected at the dental office of Dr. Charles Briscoe, 7737 Herschel Avenue (in the heart of the Village of La Jolla)
Monday-Friday, November 2nd-6th , between 8AM and 4PM.
The candy must be unopened! No bites, please!