The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the FMI Foundation are rallying the retail food industry together around a family meals movement. The goal of the FMI Family Meals campaign is to encourage one more meal at home each week.
FMI retailers and manufactures are “raising their mitts to commit” to this Family Meals campaign, with a special emphasis in September, as we celebrate the National Family Meals Month™. FMI has built a free online toolkit that retailers and suppliers are using to promote family meals and empower shoppers to have one more family meal at home each week. The toolkit is full of creative assets and campaign ideas to grow or inspire family meal promotions and programs. The program elements are designed to complement what you’re already doing to engage shoppers throughout the year, while providing a unifying theme for the month of September when an entire industry will highlight the importance of sharing one more family meal at home per week. To learn more, join the movement and get started, visit www.fmifamilymeals.com.
Food buyers and sellers increasingly rely on accredited third-party certification to ensure that the products they sell are safe. In North America, there is a shortage of well-trained auditors. The FMI Foundation will help fill that gap by offering scholarships
, providing funding to university food science programs and administering a college internship program through the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI)
, a division of the Food Marketing Institute. Learn More
Evaluation of Control Strategies for Listeria
The Foundation approved additional support for its partnership with the North American Meat Institute and the USDA, to identify factors that increase risk for Listeria in retail food establishments and to determine effective prevention strategies. The Foundation has also supported the development of resources including the Listeria Action Plan for Retail Delis.
The FMI Foundation supports the Food Safety Research Projects Fund which in turn supports food safety research projects funded by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) at the University of California, Davis
Health and Wellness/Pharmacy Practice Ideation Awards
In 2014, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Foundation awarded four pharmacy educators for the AACP/FMI Foundation Health and Wellness/Pharmacy Practice Ideation (HWPPI) Awards. Each awardee receives $5,000 to fund a small conceptualization practice model activity involving pharmacy and nutrition professionals in food retail establishments. The HWPPI Awards provide financial support to pharmacy school faculty members who collaborate with a retail or independent food market to explore a practice model activity involving pharmacy and nutrition. These awards help expand the role of pharmacy in promoting and maintaining health and wellness in today’s evolving healthcare system. Learn more in the press release.
The FMI Foundation has enabled the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE)
to develop the only public-private collaborative to focus exclusively on the prevention of foodborne illness in the home. The Partnership created the consumer food safety education campaign, Fight BAC!®. With continuing support from the Foundation, the Partnership will ensure that educators work together to improve food safety education. Learn More
If you’re a retailer looking to leverage health and wellness in the retail space and meet your shoppers' health and wellness needs, look no further than this guide Hiring, Leveraging, and Empowering Retail Dietitians. This interactive tool kit brought to you by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the FMI Foundation and the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance
is designed to help retail CEOs, Store Managers, Human Resources and of course Retail Dietitians maximize the opportunity to meet the ever-growing needs of your shoppers. Learn More