Is your local dentist participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program? Each year, dentists across the country literally buy back candy from kids. Dentists pay kids for candy that is then mailed to our U.S. Troops deployed to protect our nation. To date, the program has collected and distributed over 130 TONS of candy. Encourage your students to participate….you don’t want them to come to school on that ultimate Halloween SUGAR HIGH!
Why buy back candy?
- Do they really need the amount of candy collected? Not really. Will that candy harm them? YES.
- Students learn the importance of dental hygiene
- Payment for the candy
- Helping others. Imagine the joy and support our troops receive with this one simple package.
Children can write a letter of gratitude to the troops that will accompany the packages! Give it to the participating dentist.
Locate a participating dentist in your area using the locator tool here (top right)
I’ll bet you could even get a dentist to stop by to talk with the kids about the important of proper dental care! You just have to ask!