Give up Sugar: 5 Ways to Get the Excess Halloween Candy Out of the House

Want to Give Up Sugar?

Too much candy in the house from your child’s trick or treating? sugar, ways to get rid of halloween candy

Are you having a hard time giving up sugar? Want to quit sugar but are always tempted. You may want to secretly get rid of it, but you know you can’t. But, you can engage your child in ways to moderate a potential sugar overdose by moving the majority of that candy out of the house. Here’s how:

  1. Do a candy exchange. Your child gives you the bulk of the candy, and you give your child a book, a trip to the movies, or another non-food treat that they would like.
  2. Participate in Operation Gratitude. a non-profit organization which sends care packages overseas to our troops. You can wrap up the candy with a note and send it off.
  3. Or you can participate in Operation Shoebox. They also send care packages to troops overseas and are in great need of candy for their Christmas care packages. The mailing address is: Operation Shoebox, 8360 E Highway 25, Belleview, FL 34420.
  4. Make your dentist happy and participate in the big Halloween  Candy Buyback, in which dentists either buyback candy at $1 per pound and then send it off to our troops, or exchange candy for dental treats. Check to  find out more and find a participating dentist near you!
  5. Finally, the most creative and one that goes straight to the scientist in all of us, candy experiments! Check out this website, for ideas, and then your imagination run with it!

Good luck and, Happy Halloween!

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Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith is a licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She has been in the field of Asian medicine for the past 30 years, teaching, speaking and working with thousands of people to give them the resources, skills and tools they seek to improve the quality of their health and lives. Ellen is the author of the well respected book, Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health. She is on faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

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