November 4, 2010

Chicago Dentist Offers Kids Money for their Halloween Candy

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Halloween has come and gone, but the candy booty remains. In our family, we handle the overload by trading crappy candy for organic candy, as well as an item of choice (this year my daughter chose to exchange her candy for origami paper).

A dentist in Chicago has a unique approach to preventing cavities: offering his patients money in exchange for their Halloween candy. UPI.com reports:

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., dentist Mark Ligocki told the Chicago Tribune he will pay a dollar for every pound of sweets handed over by children he sees the day after Halloween.

The goodies will be shipped to U.S. soldiers through Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to troops overseas.

"It's a way to give back to the community, and it's a way to keep sweets out of kids' mouths and keep obesity down in an indirect way," Ligocki said.

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Posted by Jennifer Lance at November 4, 2010 1:55 AM

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