Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Trick or Treat with America’s ToothFairy! Help Kids in Need, Join the Kids Club, and Enjoy These Tips, Recipes and a Giveaway for SparX Halloween Candy!

Did you know that MILLIONS of at-risk kids can’t sleep at night, eat properly or even concentrate in school because of painful tooth decay? Without the financial resources for dental care or even a toothbrush or toothpaste, many of these kids find themselves caught in a downward spiral of pain and humiliation that affects them well into their adult lives. Tooth decay is preventable, yet it continues to hurt our most vulnerable children. This year, America’s ToothFairy wants to help children and their families have a happy, healthy Halloween, but they need your help!

You can transform a child’s tears of pain into a healthy smile and hope for the future by participating in Trick or Treat for America’s ToothFairy. Your donation will go directly to helping children in need, and you can also be entered to win a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern bucket from SmileMakers filled with 144 toys shown here! (Perfect for Halloween parties!) And when your kids get involved, they can receive fun stickers and a certificate recognizing them as an Official ToothFairy Helper by the ToothFairy herself! Click here to set up your personal fundraising page, download your Halloween Fun activity calendar and more!

In addition, your kids can sign up for the FREE America’s ToothFairy Kids Club at www.AmericasToothFairyKids.org. Members of this club receive educational activities, tips and a personalized letter from the ToothFairy!

And we haven’t forgotten the parents… Read on to find some great tips to help your family enjoy a healthy Halloween, plus two easy and fun Halloween recipes!

Tips for a Healthy Halloween from the ToothFairy!

Check out these tooth-friendly tips for a cavity-free Halloween!

• Check out products with xylitol as an alternative to sugary treats!
• Hand out sugar-free candy to trick-or-treaters. You are still giving them a sweet treat, but without the cavities!
• Host a Halloween party for a good cause benefitting a children’s charity. Everyone can bring a dollar for the charity and a healthy dish to eat at the party.
• Dress up as the ToothFairy and give out multi-colored toothbrushes instead of candy this year.
• For a healthy smile year round, remember to brush and floss twice a day and visit your dentist once every six months! For children ages 6 and up, use a fluoride rinse.

Recipes for Tasty Halloween Treats!

Orange Smoothie

1 (6 oz) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup non-fat milk
1 cup water
½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup XyloSweet
10 ice cubes

Passion Fruit Mousse

¼ cup warm water
1 pkg unflavored gelatin
1 cup concentrated passion fruit juice
Sweetened condensed milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
½ cup XyloSweet

Directions:
Dissolve gelatin in warm water, add passion fruit juice and sweetened condensed milk, stir well. In a chilled bowl, beat cream and XyloSweet until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whipping cream into the passion fruit mixture, then quickly fold in remaining cream until no streaks remain. Pour into dessert dishes and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Follow America’s ToothFairy on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for interesting facts and great tips for a healthy smile!

GIVEAWAY


One lucky winner will receive SparX Halloween Candy, sweetened with 100% xylitol! SparX candies are delicious treats that promote healthy teeth and gums, making them a great part of a family’s oral health care. My kids have been sampling this candy, and they love it!

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.



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69 comments:

  1. I like to have a Halloween dinner the weekend before Halloween with my in-laws.

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  2. Anonymous3:58 PM

    going out trick or treating

    dianetherkildsen@att.net

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  3. My sisters and I go to my Step-Dad's house still every year for Halloween with our families and we run the "scary house" in our area. We have plenty of people running the yard and at least one to pass out candy and one to bring the kids trick or treating.

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  4. My mom always made popcorn gloves to hand out to the kids.

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  5. We love decorating the house!

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  6. Handing out candy w/ my niece & nephew

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  7. A neighbour hosts a potluck. we all drop of a dish prior to trick or treating then head back for some great food and fun after.

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  8. We keep halloween small by trick or treating at Whole Foods.

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  9. lol, eating candy!

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  10. I like eating all the yummy candy after. :)

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  11. I love going to the pumpkin patch.

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  12. We don't do anything special, just hand out candy to the trick or treaters.

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  13. I always like to make a pumpkin

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  14. My favorite is decorating the front yard

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  15. we have a Halloween party at our church each year that is alot of fun

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  16. I like making sugar cookies and frosting them with black and orange frosting. Thanks.

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  17. We love handing out candy!

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  18. Our trip to our local pumpkin patch every year is one of our traditions

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  19. My favorite Halloween tradition is just going out trick or treating with the kids.

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  20. I love love love all things Halloween. My fave candy is candy corn

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  21. I love making pumpkins!

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  22. I love decorating the pumpkins

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  23. I love passing out candy on Halloween. The children are so cute in their costumes!
    Susan Chester

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  24. My favorite thing about Halloween is putting up the decorations!

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  25. The kids will love passing these out!

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  26. Carving pumpkins is my favorite thing to do!

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  27. We love decorating the house for Halloween every year!
    sellcrystal2 at yahoo dot com

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  28. taking the kids out trick or treating

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  29. When I was a youngen' my great grandmother would always have a pot of chili waiting for us as we trick-or-treated our way towards her house :)

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  30. Have your halloween candies scan by your local dentists

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  31. Making pumpkin seeds after a night of carving pumpkins is always a treat.

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  32. we always watch scary movies and make rice krispy treats
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  33. My favorite Halloween treat is caramel apples, my Mom made them every year while I was growing up, I love them :)

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  34. Krystal12:42 PM

    My favorite tradition is going trick or treating. My mother always took my little brother and I now I get to take my four girls.

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  35. Sarah Hall1:28 PM

    I love lighting a jack-o-lantern and giving out the candy to the children in costumes.

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  36. We love making goth lace cupcakes for Halloween!

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  37. my favorite is going out trick or treating with the kids

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  38. Anonymous6:46 PM

    Put candy corn in the shoes of your kids on the morning of Halloween. It will take them hours to figure out what those "pebbles" are by their feet!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  39. i'm always at home handing out candy

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  40. We love carving pumpkins and trick or treating.
    Brittney House

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  41. Carving pumpkins

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  42. We don't get trick or treaters in our neighborhood. So we go up into town where one house does the most outrageous display every year.
    Each year it gets better and better.
    Ann B.

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  43. We always take the kids trick or treating for Halloween and go to a party.

    khristalsweeps@gmail.com

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  44. my favorite treat is snickers bars and I love watching scary movie marathons :)

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  45. my boyfriend dresses up and hands out candy :)

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  46. I will be baking cookies, cakes, cupcakes, dressing up 7 kids and a little trick & tricking at family houses.

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  47. We love a good pot of chili on Hallowen
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  48. I take my children to visit their great-great grandmother every Hallween. This is a special tradition, because moos people never get to know their great great grandparents.

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  49. My favorite Halloween tradition is trick or treating and then eating a lot of candy!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
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  50. We like to give out candy.

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  51. I love picking out our dog Oakley's costume.

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  52. We love decorating our frontyard to look like a Grave Yard!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  53. Allison3:36 PM

    We love to put up the decorations around the houses each year. Thanks for the chance tow in something great!
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  54. I always like to carve a pumpkin

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  55. My fave tradition is watching scary movies while eating candy.

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  56. I like going trick-or-treating with my younger brother

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  57. Decorating is so much fun! I also love to make Halloween cookies for my family!

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  58. My favorite tradition is to just stay home to give out candy and see the little ones.

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  59. My favorite is the candy corn and licorice jelly beans. Then itwas always fun to carve and design pumpkins.

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  60. Hershey's Minatures are my favorite treats.

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  61. We enjoy going to local haunted house exhibits (Spooky World, Nightmare NewEngland, Canobie Lake Park, ect.)

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  62. we do a candy christmas tree

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  63. We watch a spooky movie.

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  64. Always put reflector strips on your kids.Check candy. I go to my sister's house to hand the candy out so she can take my nieces trick or treating. My sister gets 100 or more kids, it's fun seeing all the different costumes. I expect to see a lot of Duck Dynasty costumes this year. Thank you :)
    sue-hull64(at)comcast(dot)net

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  65. We enjoy the family time with a movie and good candy. :)

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