What is National Family Meals Month?

ItsNationalFamilyMealsMonth-LogoThere is a new movement among us…

This September, our country will be celebrating National Family Meals Month™ -- a nationwide event designed to underscore the benefits of family meals and the challenge for us all to pledge to share one more meal at home per week with our families using items purchased from the grocery store.

This educational program is undergirded by the FMI Foundation, which supports the role of food retailing and focuses on research and education in the areas of food safety, nutrition and health.

No doubt, juggling jobs, kids and the demands of a busy, modern life often come at the expense of family mealtime at home.  Family meals eaten at home have been proven to benefit the health and wellness of children and adolescents, to fight obesity, substance abuse and to make families stronger—creating a positive impact on our communities and our nation as a whole. 

Yet, according to a 2013 Harris poll, only 30 percent of American families share dinner every night.
September is the perfect month to spotlight the long-term benefits of family meals, and start a conversation that encourages and inspires people to return to the kitchen to enjoy wholesome meals together. Join the movement and to commit to one more meal at home per week this September for #FamilyMealsMonth!
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