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Hope everyone has a Safe and Happy Halloween!!

 

Facts About Halloween:

-Over 35 million pounds of candy corn will be made this year alone. This equals nearly 9 billion pieces. That is enough candy corn to circle the moon 4 times if laid end to end.

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-Candy makes up only about 6% of the added sugar in the average Americans diet. Soft drinks and fruit juices account for almost 45% of total.

-Only about 5-7% of children do not go trick-or-treating each year.

-Chocolate is a better choice for your teeth than hard candy. It rinses more easily from the mouth by saliva, leaving it in contact with teeth for a shorter time. Chocolate also contains tannins. Tannins are known to inhibit the action of cavity-causing bacteria.

-American adults eat almost 65% of all candy produced every year.

-During the week beginning Halloween night, we will eat about five percent of the candy we will eat all year.

-About 30% of children sort their candy when they get home from Halloween trick-or-treating

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