Halloween Candy Exchange at the Globe Public Library on November 2 and 4

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GLOBE – Halloween can be spooky, especially for your children’s teeth!

All that sugary candy can cause a lot of damage to the health of your child’s teeth, leading to cavities and pain.

It’s estimated that, during Halloween, kids eat approximately three cups worth of sugar – which also comes out to about 7,000 calories – just from candy!

Of course, we want our kids to have a happy and safe Halloween, so what can we do to help reduce the amount of sugar our kids are eating from their candy haul and prevent cavities?

Participate in our first-ever Candy Exchange, put on by the Gila County Health Department Oral Health Team in partnership with Zona Ice.

\We will be collecting Halloween candy from children ages 2-12 in exchange for a voucher to be used at Zona Ice for a free small nacho and cheese snack.

It’s a great way to help you encourage your children to exchange their leftover candy; decrease the amount of sugar they are consuming and have fun in the process.

The Health Department will be setting up a booth on Thursday, Nov 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Globe Public Library, 339 S. Broad St., Globe.

You and your child can stop by to participate in the exchange!

We look forward to seeing you and have a safe and healthy Halloween!