Health and Wellness

Our Voice of Food Retail blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food retail industry.

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  • Food And Families Fit Like A Hand In A Mitt

    Sep 11, 2019
    FMI's Foundation’s National Family Meals Month™Spokesmitt, Mitty the Mitt, joins the Voice of Food Retail as a guest author to share favorite family meal memories and speak to the impact the food retail industry has made helping consumers have one ...
  • Chillax! Mealtime Is Covered

    Aug 26, 2019
    It’s been said that frozen foods are the original meal kit. Frozen foods cover every meal occasion: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert....
  • Putting Our Money Where Our Meal Is

    Aug 21, 2019
    The expression “put your money where your mouth is” first appeared in America in the 1930s or 1940s. The idea behind this idiom is that while it's easy to talk about doing something, it's much harder to actually take action. When it comes to ...
  • Life on the Verge of a Meltdown – Personalizing Shopping with a Toddler

    Aug 20, 2019
    Grocery shopping with a toddler is like shopping with a ticking time bomb. You have a finite amount of time to get your shopping completed before the inevitable meltdown ...
  • “Safe Recipe Style Guide” Reaches Costa Rica

    Aug 16, 2019
    Auto Mercado, a grocery chain in Costa Rica, began using the Safe Recipe Style Guide in its stores. Auto Mercado worked with its nutrition and marketing team to include the Safe Recipe Style Guidemessages in store recipes and translated the ...
  • How Two Millennials Personalize Health and Well-Being

    Aug 15, 2019
    Any internet search for "healthy" will show there is no one size, fits-all approach. As a 24-year old type-1 diabetic, I need to take good care of my health, especially through my diet. My husband, Nick, still has a young person's metabolism and ...
  • Can’t Decide on a Family Meal?

    Jul 31, 2019
    Everybody is joining the Family Meals Movement – are you? One of the best ways to join the movement is to start with National Family Meals Month this September. ...
  • The 25% Of Us Who Grocery Shop for Ourselves

    Jul 30, 2019
    I’m one of the 25% of grocery shoppers making purchasing decisions solely for myself. As a single shopper, I have my own methods to meet my household shopping needs, but are my shopping habits really that different from co-shoppers, shared shoppers ...
  • Five Trends from the Fancy Food Show

    Jul 11, 2019
    Walking the aisles at the Summer Fancy Food Show, where FMI had a booth showcasing the SQF Food Safety Program and FMI Emerge for companies growing their grocery shelf presence, we picked up on five key trends to share with food retailers and FMI ...
  • Proclaiming Family Meals Month in Every State: A College Student’s Perspective

    Jul 3, 2019
    State resolutions/proclamations are an excellent way to support the National Family Meals Month™ programs that are being implemented by the retailers and suppliers across the country....
  • Wakefern Shares the Importance of Family Meals with the Whole Company

    Jun 21, 2019
    For National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) 2018, Gold Plate Award-winner Wakefern Food Corp. encouraged family meals throughout their entire company. Natalie Menza-Crowe, director of health and wellness at Wakefern Food Corp., shared insights about ...
  • Cannabis and Hemp and CBD, Oh My! A Breakdown for Food Retailers

    Jun 11, 2019
    Whether you are walking through the aisles of your local supermarket, convenience store, pharmacy or simply perusing a health magazine, you have probably seen an increase in the number of products and advertisements promoting ingredients such as ...
  • World Food Safety Day: There is No Food Security Without Food Safety

    Jun 5, 2019
    FMI and SQFI support World Food Safety Day because it promotes awareness of the importance of food safety and inspires actions for safer food. We encourage you to participate in World Food Safety Day raise awareness around food safety at all levels ...
  • A Unique Approach to Celebrate National Family Meals Month

    Jun 3, 2019
    Each family has its own unique challenges to achieving a regular family mealtime. The Kellogg Company, a 2018 Gold Plate Award Winner, focused its National Family Meals Month campaign on helping WIC families have one more meal each ...
  • Did Millennials Usher in The Era of The Impossible Whopper?

    Apr 22, 2019
    Recently, Burger King introduced the Impossible Whopper—a vegetarian version of the classic Whopper—and there are claims of other fast food restaurants following this trend. Taste testers in the pilot location of St. Louis, Missouri, are giving the ...