Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Web Info: Average Child collects 7,000 calories from candy Halloween Night

Dr Jopling found this great article on the web. The average U.S. child collects between 3,500 and 7,000 calories from candy on Halloween night, a public heath expert estimates. Donna Arnett, head of the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, said a 100-pound child who consumed 7,000 calories would have to walk for nearly 44 hours or play full-court basketball for 14.5 hours to burn those calories

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Janie Mann said...

My dentist does a candy buy back program where they pay you X amount for each pound you give back to them. The dentist sends the candy to the troops overseas in Christmas packages... you should look into it.

Mandy said...

Janie! Thanks for your comment! We agree completely! On our halloween post we gave information about the dentist in our building that does it and we LOVE that so many dentist do it. You are right--we should check in to doing it also! What a great benefit for our kids and the Troops over seas!!Thanks for reading the blog and sharing your ideas with our readers!