Hamden Ophthalmologist Dr. Jeffrey Gold Takes a Stand Against Sweets

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold, Hamden, CT Ophthalmologist will buy back candy from kids.Too much sugar can and will make a child hyperactive and restless. All the excess sugar can hurt the child's teeth. Reducing children's intake of Halloween sweets could be a step in the right direction of dealing with the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States.

Halloween Candy Buy-Back

Dr. Jeffrey D. Gold, Hamden Ophthalmologist is offering a Halloween Candy Buy-Back. From November 1 through 5, any child can bring in candy s/he has collected trick-or-treating. Each pound of candy will be exchanged for a one dollar bill (up to 5 pounds per child). "Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well," said Gold.

Halloween is usually a time when kids and parents can have some family fun by dressing up in costumes, getting creative in pumpkin carving and trick or treating. However, parents often complain the the biggest headache has been trying to prevent their children from consuming too much candy afterward.

The drawbacks of eating too much Halloween candy are many. It can be a scary notion for parents that they really don't know what might make its way into the bag. Too much sugar can and will make a child hyperactive and restless. All the excess sugar can hurt the child's teeth and contribute to obesity. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.

Dr Gold's office will buy back the candy from the children, thus rewarding the good kids, who perhaps would not have eaten candy anyway, by letting them turn trick or treating into a profitable and fun event.

To learn the details of the program, go to http://www.ophthalmologisthamdenct.com.

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