Halloween Candy Buy Back Program


San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative is pleased promote the "Candy Buy Back" program taking place in San Diego County!

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Photo courtesy of Dr. Curtis Chan, DDS, 2010

The Candy Buy Back Program is a collaborative effort among local health agencies and other community members to address the issue of childhood obesity and dental health among our local children. After Halloween, participating dentists and physicians purchase unopened candy from young trick-or-treaters for $1 per pound. They then coordinate with local shippers to send the candy to Operation Gratitude, which fills thousands of care packages for troops overseas. Operation Gratitude "seeks to lift morale and put smiles on faces by sending care packages addressed to individual Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed in harm's way." Learn more at www.opgratitude.com. Operation Gratitude is located in Chatsworth, California to assemble the packages. Once completed, they are sent to service members overseas. For more information email healthykidschoice.sabrina@gmail.com.

Here is your chance to show our brave service men and women how much you appreciate them. Join us as we "treat our troops" and support our children's health!

Program partners include Healthy Kids Choice, Inc, The San Diego Dental Society, and The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative.

Why Join Halloween Candy Buy Back?

  • You'll enjoy peace of mind knowing you're making kids, parents, and Service Members smile!
  • You'll set a great example for the next generation to give back!
  • You'll also enjoy some great publicity!

Be sure to "Like" the Candy Buy Back Facebook page to keep up-to-date with participating locations.

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Candy Buy Back of San Diego County

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  • In 2006 alone, overweight; obesity; and physical inactivity cost California $41 billion in healthcare and productivity loss
  • If today‚Äôs current trend continues, it is anticipated that 1 in 3 children born in the US after the year 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2009).
  • Overweight children are far more likely to be obese as adults (California Center of Public Health Advocacy, 2009)

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