HONOLULU, Oahu (HawaiiNewsNow) - A young chiropractor named Micaire Baxter worries that Halloween exacerbates Hawaii's problem with childhood obesity. So for the second year in a row her Gold Bond Building clinic will serve as an exchange station where kids can turn in their candy for sports equipment.
They can receive soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, snorkels, boogie boards, softballs, kickballs and soccer shin guards, among other things.
Baxter said that while the number of obese children in the U.S. has doubled in the past 30 years, research shows that there are some communities in Hawaii where the childhood obesity rate is twice the national average.
She said that children who are overweight past age six have a 50 percent chance of remaining overweight into adulthood.
Monday, November 1
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gold Bond Building
Global Health Chiropractic