Kids can exchange Halloween candy for cash

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Children looking to cash in on their Halloween loot
can sell their unopened candy to participating dentists and doctors throughout
San Diego County starting Friday.

Children will be paid $1 per pound of candy through Nov. 8, according to
program organizer Healthy Kids Choice.

“This program is a perfect fit for the San Diego community,” said
Cheryl Moder, director of the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative.

All candy collected over the next week will be packaged up by Operation
Gratitude and sent as a “treat for the troops” to servicemen and women
deployed overseas.

Last year, more than 6,100 pounds of candy were collected. Organizers
said the goal this year is to collect more than 8,000 pounds.

A list of participating dentists and doctors is posted at

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