Future Accredited Third-party Food Safety Auditor Scholarships
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. www.sqfi.com
Evaluation of Control Strategies for Listeria
The Foundation recently approved additional support for its partnership with the American Meat Institute Foundation and the USDA, to identify factors that increase risk for Listeria in retail food establishments and to determine effective prevention strategies. Listeria Action Plan for Retail Delis
The FMI Foundation also 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
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Food Marketing Institute Foundation have selected 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 AACP website
Partnership for Food Safety Education Grows
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.
A Playbook to Combat Childhood Obesity
Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League (NFL), with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Through educational programs and outreach, the FUTP 60 program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and to participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily.
The FMI Foundation is helping to create a Healthy Living Play within the program’s online “Playbook” that encourages students and adult program leaders to reach out to supermarket health and wellness professionals.www.fueluptoplay60.com
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.