Our Mission

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.

Food retailers are uniquely positioned to make family meals at home easier to accomplish. As the association of food retailers, it is the mission of the Food Marketing Institute and its Foundation to highlight the role of grocers and to bring our industry together around a family meal movement encouraging one more meal at home per week.

The family meal movement will culminate in September with National Family Meals Month™. We invite you to join the movement and celebrate National Family Meals Month™!

2015 National Family Meals Month Recap

Family Meals Brochure

In 2015, The Food Marketing Institute and the FMI Foundation created the National Family Meals Month concept, inspired participation, recruited nearly 100 partners and socialized the campaign.

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  • National Family Meals Month: The Story of a Campaign That Turned into a Movement

    May 31, 2016
    Mitty at FMI ConnectFamily 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. The movement behind family meals was conceived by FMI Foundation, and in September 2015, the Family Meals Month campaign was rolled out in full force. Today you’ll hear how food retailers, producers, and consumers banded together to participate in Family Meals Month and the resulting social media waves. And you’ll learn how you can get a seat at the table for National Family Meals Month at FMI Connect.

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