Halloween candy buyback saves kids’ teeth, sends treats to U.S. troops

DENVER — Dentists all over metro Denver are offering to buy back Halloween candy from kids and then send it to U.S. troops who are serving overseas.

It saves kids’ teeth if they don’t eat it all, and it’ll brighten the days of some troops who get the special Halloween treats.

Children can get $1 per pound of candy they bring in, or they’ll receive a goody bag that’ll be fun, and good for their teeth.

Go here for a list of participating dentists. Just enter your zip code at the top right of the web page to find a nearby dentist.

LiveWell Colorado is hosting a candy swap on Friday and Saturday. You can turn in your candy bowl and exchange it for fruit.

The swap happens Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Bellco Credit Union on the 16th Street Mall between Curtis and Champs streets.

It happens again Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Bellco Credit Union, 9220 Park meadows Drive in Lone Tree.