Health and Well-being

Our Voice of The Food Industry blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.
  • The Power of Health and Well-being… More Powerful Than Ever

    Jun 18, 2021
    This year’s Power of Health and Well-being in the Food Industry 2021 report provides a roadmap to the new health and well-being landscape from the food industry perspective, sharing insights on everything from consumer trends to transparency ...
  • Kids Cook Up a Healthy Tomorrow

    May 28, 2021
    The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) put a call out to kids and teens to join in a recipe contest, and from all across the country, they responded. As part of the Young Cooks Recipe Challenge, these aspiring chefs were asked to create ...
  • Food as Medicine in Food Retail, Where the Rubber Meets the Road

    May 19, 2021
    The food retail setting provides unique opportunity for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to help improve public health by literally meeting customers in the aisles (or perhaps on the grocery store website) as they navigate food choices and ...
  • Health and Well-being in the Meat Department – Seize the Opportunity!

    Mar 31, 2021
    Over the past year, consumers have flocked to the meat department like never before. Retailers and product suppliers have a prime opportunity to ensure consumers are satisfied with their product selections and choices. Research indicates that while ...
  • Set the Table for Mediterranean Family Meals

    Mar 25, 2021
    When gathering around the table for Mediterranean-style family meals, the connections made between food and health and people and joy can grow even stronger. The Mediterranean Diet is based on the traditional eating habits of the countries ...
  • What’s the Verdict on Plant-Based Fish Alternatives?

    Mar 23, 2021
    Our 2021 Power of Seafood report finds the biggest reason behind an increase in grocery seafood sales is consumers are trying to eat healthier (59%). In fact, 72% of frequent seafood consumers are putting more effort into making healthy and ...
  • Staying Strong with Family Meals and Food Safety

    Mar 16, 2021
    The time is right to help families include food safety skills and healthy eating habits at home, especially as they cook and enjoy more family meals together. With registered dietitians and food safety experts taking on greater responsibilities, the ...
  • March is National Nutrition Month: Lean Into Personalizing Your Plate!

    Mar 10, 2021
    National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals representing over 100,000 credentialed practitioners. The campaign originally started in ...
  • Speaking from the Heart on Valentine’s Day

    Feb 12, 2021
    I am seizing this opportunity to issue this blog as my heartfelt Valentine’s Day card to the food industry, the community I have always admired and respected, but have come to appreciate and dare I say, love, in some new and more profound ways over ...
  • How the Food Industry Can Write the Next Normal

    Feb 3, 2021
    At our 2021 Midwinter Executive Conference, Leslie Sarasin, FMI president and CEO, addressed how the food industry can write the next normal post-COVID-19....
  • Defining Food as Medicine in Food Retail

    Jan 15, 2021
    The concept of “Food as Medicine” is based on the science of connecting food to improved health. At a time when we know there is growing consumer interest in eating better to strengthen immunity and prevent disease, it is appropriate to talk about ...
  • Celebrating Supermarket Employee Day

    Jan 14, 2021
    On February 22, 2021, I will be celebrating the hard-working heroes of the supermarket by joining with the industry to proclaim it Supermarket Employee Day. The supermarket has long been acknowledged as the backbone of our communities, but its role ...
  • Who Will Be In The First-Ever Supper Bowl Finals?

    Jan 7, 2021
    The road to the Supper Bowl is getting a bit more intense with the voting now open to determine which two of the eight semi-finalists proceed to the championship round. Go to FMI.org/SupperBowl for a snazzy video describing the remaining eight ...
  • “Make Every Bite Count” with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    Jan 4, 2021
    The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released as anticipated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) just before the end of 2020. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue emphasized that, “good food ...
  • Grocery Store or Community Center?

    Dec 17, 2020
    Grocery stores are offering a holistic experience for shoppers—almost a community center approach—by delivering the full spectrum of services from food and supplies to prescriptions from the pharmacist, tips from the registered dietitian, and meal ...