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Halloween Candy Buy-Back For Overseas Troops

Main Street Pediatric Dentistry in Tuckahoe is just one of many businesses beginning this new trend of re-gifting candy meant for trick-or-treaters and instead "buying back the candy" from them to send to military personnel abroad.

With talk about childhood obesity dominating health news, many dentists are now offering to "buy back" kids' Halloween candy—protecting them from the calories that balloon waist lines and sugar that bores holes in young enamel.

Main Street Pediatric Dentistry in Tuckahoe are just one of many dentist offices across the country getting in on the act and this week from Nov. 1 - Nov. 8, kids can take any of their Halloween candy that they either were too sick to finish or otherwise, and donate it to the dentist office, who will then buy the candy from the kids and ship it overseas to the troops in Afghanistan.

At a rate of $1 per pound of candy donated, kids and parents can rake in a few extra bucks, all the while helping a worth while cause in the process.

Military personnel overseas have often talked about missing the simply pleasures of home such as an old-fashioned Hershey Bar or M&M's.

This is the 4th year that Main Street is participating in this program and last year, the office collected a staggering 1400 lbs of candy!

is located at 115 Main Street, Suite 302 in Tuckahoe and you can contact them by calling 914-633-4440.

Also if you are not in the Tuckahoe area, check out the program's official website to find a participating dentist near you.

Josh Semendoff (Editor) November 05, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Always a fun program and whether there was trick or treating in your house or not, there should be plenty of left over candy. Be sure and call ahead though as 115 Main St. in Tuckahoe was still without power last week. 914-633-4440
Lynda Lederer-Natale, RDH November 06, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Although we are not in the office ... we will collect it for 10 days after we come back

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