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Donate your Halloween candy to sweeten your health

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Turn in your leftover Halloween candy to the Eau Claire YMCA in exchange for a healthy treat -- a free family day pass. This is the first year the Eau Claire ‘Y' is holding this candy collection.

The health and wellness director for the Eau Claire YMCA, Nate Jahn said, "Obesity continues to increase in our community. The rates of diabetes and pre-diabetes has gone up, roughly 50 percent over the last few years." They've already collected 25 pounds of candy from the community. The candy collection will run until next Friday.

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