If you're dreading the mountain of Halloween candy coming your way, Fairview Clinics has a solution. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 9, the clinics in Eagan and Rosemount will be hosting a candy buy-back.
The buy-back is an effort to cut down on the enormous amount of candy—and calories—that children consumer over the Halloween holiday (to see a comprehensive list of Halloween candy calorie counts check out our article, What's the Best Halloween Candy if You're On a Diet?). A moderately active child of four to eight years typically needs 1,400 to 1,600 calories per day, which means that if a kid eats say 10 fun-size Snickers (at 80 calories each) they will have eaten half of their daily calorie count. According to a survey by KidsHealth, most children collect at least 50 pieces of candy over Halloween night, with 44 percent reporting that they went home with over 100. About 20 percent eat all of it.
This program gives kids a chance to turn their Halloween treats into cash. Fairview will pay $1 per pound for leftover Halloween candies. The goods will then be donated to members of the military serving overseas.
Here are the details:
When: Nov. 1 to Nov. 9 during regular clinic hours.
Editor's Note: Due to the increasing popularity of this program, Fairview added another location on Oct. 29, Fairview's Apple Valley clinic.