North County Water & Sports Therapy Center December 2018


BAKE WITH IT. Whether you have an excess of candy corn or candy bars, you can bake with your sweet leftovers. The next time you make chocolate chip cookies, swap out the chocolate chips for candy corn. Or the next time you make brownies, chop up leftover candy bars and add them to the batter. From peanut butter cups to mint patties, there are so many different types of candies that can take traditional baked goods to the next level. STORE IT. Although not great for you, candy is fine to eat in moderation. A good way to moderate your holiday treat intake is to store your leftover sweets in the freezer. That way, you can pull a little from your supply each month to make sure you aren’t overdoing it. That said, be sure to check the expiration dates on all candy you save.

Sometimes we get a little too much of the sweet stuff. Between Halloween and New Year’s Day, candy is everywhere. It’s at home, at work, and on store shelves. Then, as the year comes to an end, many people start thinking about eating right and losing weight. When those are your New Year’s resolutions, you have to do something about all the leftover candy so it’s not around come Jan. 1.

Here are a few ways to get rid of your leftover candy ASAP.

DONATE IT. While you may have an abundance of sweets, not everyone does. Consider donating wrapped and packaged candy to your local food bank or other nonprofits, including local homeless or women’s shelters. You can also look into donating candy to nearby schools. Many teachers will gladly take candy off your hands to reward students (or themselves) with treats throughout the rest of the school year.



There’s no better way to spread holiday cheer than by helping out worthy organizations and those in need. This year, North County Water & Sports Therapy Center will once again be participating in a holiday drive to benefit the San Diego Fisher House. We are honored to work with such an amazing institution, and we hope you’ll contribute to our efforts. Last month, we discussed our appreciation for veterans and the ability to treat them in our cover article. But treatment isn’t the only way we give back to the people who have given us so much. Supporting the San Diego Fisher House helps us make the holidays a little brighter for active-duty servicepeople, veterans, and their families. When servicepeople and veterans need medical attention, they travel to the city’s VA and Naval hospitals. If these heroes and their families need a place to stay, the Fisher House puts them up at no cost. That way, families can be close to their loved ones receiving treatment. In addition to this incredible work, the Fisher House also operates the Hero Miles program. This program uses donated frequent flyer miles to allow family members to travel to their loved ones wherever they are receiving care. In cities without Fisher Houses, the organization also offers free hotel stays through their Hotels for Heroes program.

We will be accepting donations of needed goods until 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at our main office on 15373 Innovation Drive, Suite 175. The San Diego Fisher House is looking for the following items: travel- size toiletries, Amazon gift cards, cleaning products, paper towels, toilet paper, sugar, spices, milk, eggs, soda, juice, K-cups, bottled water, and more. You can contact our office for a full list of the most needed items for this year’s drive.

We are lucky to have such a strong veteran community, and we want to do everything we can to give back to them this holiday season. Join us in supporting the San Diego Fisher House and help brighten up the season for active military personnel, veterans, and their families. 2

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