Complimentary Cash for Candy Resources
Leverage Halloween as a Teachable Moment: There are 3 Ways You Can Participate in the Cash for Candy Campaign
The NFEC makes these activities easy, and all the resources below are provided complimentary.
Steps for Parents
Trick or Treat Givers
Steps for Organizations
Cash for Candy Toss
After the Cash for Candy campaign, you can participate in a viral campaign – the Cash for Candy Toss. This is where you get to throw away all that junk food.
Send in Your Photos!
The best photo sent in this year will receive $100 cash and a financial education program donation on your behalf.
Send in Your Video!
The best video sent in this year will receive $100 cash and a financial education program donation on your behalf.
Financial Security and Health are Directly Related
The National Financial Educators Council is concerned about the health of our nation’s youth – and their health directly relates to their overall financial well-being. Healthier people, on average:
1 Ben Schwartz and Sarah Ayres Steinberg, “Why Millennials Aren’t Saving for Retirement—and What We Can Do to Change That,” Center for American Progress, July 31, 2014, https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/news/2014/07/31/94933/why-millennials-arent-saving-for-retirement-and-what-we-can-do-to-change-that/.
2 Alicia Adamczyk, “Here’s The Average Net Worth of Millennials,” Money, June 20, 2016, http://time.com/money/4375215/student-debt-millennial-net-worth/.
3 American Heart Association, “Overweight in Children” (American Heart Association, 2014), http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyKids/ChildhoodObesity/Overweight-in-Children_UCM_304054_Article.jsp#.V_0bksmlwxh.
4 Environmental Working Group, “How Much Is Too Much? Excess Vitamins and Minerals in Food Can Harm Kids’ Health” (EWG, June 19, 2014), http://www.ewg.org/research/how-much-is-too-much/appendix-b-vitamin-and-mineral-deficiencies-us.
5 CBS News, “Teens & Retirement: Grim Forecast” (CBS, December 12, 2007), http://www.cbsnews.com/news/teens-retirement-grim-forecast/.
6 National Association for Sport and Physical Education, “The Fitness Equation: Physical Activity + Balanced Diet = Fit Kids” (Reston, VA: National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 1999).
7 Samira Kawash, “How Candy and Halloween Became Best Friends,” The Atlantic, October 21, 2010, http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/10/how-candy-and-halloween-became-best-friends/64895/.
8 Lacie Glover, “6 Surprising Reasons Eating Right Pays Off,” Money, August 10, 2014, http://time.com/money/3093072/healthy-eating-financial-benefits-health-costs/.