It’s hard to believe that Halloween is just a few days away, and no doubt children everywhere are gearing for their yearly ritual of gathering tons of Halloween candy. Drs. Michael and Jill Lasky are not just pediatric dentists but they are parents of two school age sons. Each year, they too have to deal with the voluminous amounts of candy that their boys bring home.
How do they handle it? Dr. Michael shared that they would allow their boys to eat all the candy that they wanted only on Halloween. Then later that night after the boys were asleep, he and Jill would hide it away. He also reveals, “When the candy was out of sight the next day it was out of the boys’ mind. But that meant Jill and I would hit the hiding place for our own sugar rush.” That might not be an optimum solution for parents who are trying limit their intake of sweets and LPDG has even a better solution.
This year, the Lasky Pediatric Group is inviting parents to gather their post-Halloween stash owrewards their children for giving up their candy for a very worthy cause – Operation Gratitude’s 2014 Halloween Candy Buy Back program. Many dentists from all over the country have joined this program and LPDG is excited to be one of them.
Our Halloween Candy Buy Back program starts on Saturday, November 1st and runs until the end of the day November 6th. Families are encouraged to bring their leftover candy to either one of the Lasky Pediatric Dental Group’s offices during regular business hours. LPDG will pay $1.00 per pound (up to $5.00 per child) and then they will turn it over to Operation Gratitude which will distribute this candy to American troops stationed all over the world.
For more information about Operation Gratitude please check out this link and if you don’t live in the San Fernando Valley this link will help you find a participating dentist in your area. For all other inquiries, please feel free to call our office.
Here’s wishing all a safe and bountiful Halloween and a not so gentle reminder to remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day!