Select Fairview clinics host Halloween candy buy-back to give treats to troops

Through our Halloween candy buy-back program, kids
receive $1 per pound for their treats, which are then
donated to military personnel serving overseas. Here,
Fairview clinics staff show off some of the 320 pounds
of candy collected last year. Eleven Fairview clinics are 
hosting the candy buy-back program this year, Nov. 1-8.
Oct. 30, 2013
Halloween is just around the corner and trick-or-treating is on the minds of many families. Children may be excited about treats, but parents are apt to be concerned about the trick to keeping too much candy out of kids’ hands.

This year, 11 Fairview clinics in the greater Twin Cities metro area are hosting a candy buy-back, allowing kids to cash-in on a healthy alternative to sweets.

These clinics will pay kids $1 per pound for unopened Halloween candy. The candy is donated to military personnel serving overseas. You do not need to be a clinic patient to bring in your candy.

Helping limit candy consumption
“With more than one third of American kids either overweight or obese, we’re doing our part to help parents moderate their children’s candy intake this holiday,” says Lynne Fiscus, MD, a physician at Fairview Clinics – Eagan.

“The kids get some money and know their candy is being sent to a Minnesota service member overseas,” she adds. “There’s a lot to feel good about with this program.”

Last year’s buy-back program resulted in a sweet haul—more than 320 pounds of candy was collected and distributed to overseas troops.

Locations offering candy buy-back
Our Halloween candy buy-back will take place from Friday, Nov. 1 – Friday, Nov. 8, during regular clinic hours.

Here is a list of participating clinics. Use links below to find hours of—and directions to—the clinic nearest you.

Fairview Clinics - Apple Valley
15650 Cedar Avenue South

Fairview Clinics - Bass Lake
6320 Wedgwood Road North

Fairview Clinics – Brooklyn Park
10000 Zane Avenue North

Fairview Clinics – Eagan
1440 Duckwood Drive

Fairview Clinics – Elk River
290 Main Street NW

Fairview Clinics – Farmington
19685 Pilot Knob Road

Fairview Clinics – Lakeville
18580 Joplin Avenue

Fairview Clinics – Maple Grove
14500 99th Avenue North

Fairview Clinics – Rogers
14040 Northdale Boulevard

Fairview Clinics – Rosemount
15075 Cimarron Avenue

Fairview Clinics – Zimmerman
25945 Gateway Drive

Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of Halloween candy each year. During the week of Halloween, it’s estimated that most people will consume about 5 percent of the candy they eat during the whole year.

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