What a howler! Thanks everyone for attending our 8th annual healthy Halloween after party where families can exchange their excess candy for cash and prizes. The healthy trend continues as we took 2433 lbs of high fructose corn syrup off the street this year. The apple deliveries have become so large in recent years that the Food Bank sends their truck. Thanks Liisa Hawes (The Apple Lady) for selling Dr. Evans the corresponding 2433 lbs of fresh BC Apples for the Food Bank. Congratulations to the winners of the prizes!
Wait a second, you do what with the candy? That's right, we trash it. Why? For the full story on how this event continues to evolve, check out these videos that explain how our spin on this event came to be. Those who like it, like it a lot.
Again this year we appreciate our health and family focused partners who help spread the message of the buy back; we salute you for not just WHAT you do, but for WHY you do it.
We'll do it all again next year.
We're working on a secret this time; we're actually very close to converting all the candy we collect each year into Ethanol ... for real!
You can do that? Yes, you can.
Of course, the practicality and short term sustainability of a project like this is not the immediate goal. Thinking differently is the goal. Really, what does holistic dentistry, disposing of beloved high fructose corn syrup and sustainable fuels have to do with each other? They all involve a shift in thinking in an effort to address long standing problems.
Evans Dental Health & Wellness is a practice that focuses on systemic wellness, not simply on alleviating acute dental symptoms ... although we do that very well. As such, with systemic wellness as a focus, we feel this healthy Halloween event is consistent with the goal to bring awareness around issues of nutrition, lifestyle and the long standing problem of approaching chronic illness with demonstrably insufficient, acute care tool kits. We are not alone in raising an alarm. These videos clarify the importance of nutrition and introduce leading experts who likewise, are concerned:
Trick or treaters keep a reasonable amount of candy to keep halloween fun.
Excess candy can be sold to Evans Dental. 1 lb of candy is worth $1 & a draw ticket.
For each 1 lb of candy, 1 lb of apples are donated to the Interfaith Food Bank.
Light up toothbrushes (every child wins)
The More Candy You Bring In, the More Fresh Apples We Donate.
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