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  • The Unsung Heroes of Local Communities

    Oct 2, 2017
    While I often witness how the stores I frequent are involved in making a difference in our neighborhood, through the awards, I get to glimpse how the oft-unmentioned kindness of grocers throughout the U.S. can change their neighbor’s lives, proving ...
  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month Cooks Up on Capitol Hill

    Sep 29, 2017
    National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) reached Capitol Hill to share how encouraging families to have one more meal a week together has numerous benefits. From tasty sliders to tangy desserts, FMI members shared their favorite Family Meals recipes with ...
  • The American Heart Association Wants Families to Eat More Meals Together Too

    Sep 28, 2017
    Few good habits lead to better health than families preparing and eating meals together at home. That’s why Cordial and the Heart Association were so happy to jump on board with National Family Meals Month. Encouraging families to eat one more meal ...
  • New Partners Celebrate National Family Meals Month

    Sep 27, 2017
    It’s clear that grocery stores, wholesalers, suppliers, the dietetic community, and industry partners are using creative ways to join in on Family Meals Month. What’s really exciting this year is the movement has also reached fellow trade ...
  • Photo Friday: FMI Pays Tribute to the Partnership for Food Safety Education

    Sep 22, 2017
    Flashing back two decades, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) worked in tandem with industry partners, federal government agencies, and the food science community to launch the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE)....
  • From Customer to Partner

    Sep 21, 2017
    Shoppers are on a quest to become more deeply connected to the food experience, and the retailer is a vital part of facilitating that connection – not just by providing the product, but also by providing the surrounding story about the product....
  • How the Seafood Nutrition Partnership Is Celebrating National Family Meals Month

    Sep 19, 2017
    There are at least three places in every grocery store where shoppers can find quality seafood — the fresh seafood department, the frozen food aisles and the canned food area — and the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) wants food retailers to help ...
  • The Right Ingredient to Any Family Meal this September: Food Safety

    Sep 18, 2017
    In my dual professional role as a food safety practitioner and a registered dietitian, I happen to have two passions that coalesce in September: our FMI Foundation campaign that encourages households to enjoy one more meal each week together using ...
  • How Millennial Shopping Habits Relate to U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2017

    Sep 15, 2017
    Two Millennials in FMI’s office, compared their grocery shopping habits to FMI's 2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report....
  • Food Safety and Family Meals Go Together

    Sep 14, 2017
    September isn’t just National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM). It’s also National Food Safety Education Month, the period every year when the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) devotes as many resources as it can to getting its message out ...
  • How Retailers and Dietitians are Celebrating National Family Meals Month™

    Sep 13, 2017
    In case you missed it, National Family Meals Month™ is off to a hot start. Food retailers and industry partners are encouraging shoppers to have one more family meal a week around the ...
  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month™ Lights Up NYC's Times Square

    Sep 8, 2017
    FMI Foundation’s infographic, “Family Meals Fuel Better Nutrition" appeared as a billboard in NYC’s Times Square on September 7 to kick-off National Family Meals Month™...
  • Families Look to Grocers for Help with Easy, Nutritious Meals

    Sep 7, 2017
    Despite these changes, one thing remains the same—families want to eat meals together. Seventy-one percent of parents say that ideally, they would like to eat dinner with their children every single night (Shopping for Health, FMI, 2016). ...
  • BBQ and National Family Meals Month: A Perfect Pair

    Sep 5, 2017
    As the barbecue team continues to travel around and cook contests across the country, we often spend time with our “barbecue family.” Our local association, the Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association, has chosen to support National Family Meals Month by ...
  • Family Meals Fuel Better Nutrition

    Aug 29, 2017
    As a Registered Dietitian, I believe that one of the best health promotion messages is to simply encourage family meals. Consumers tell us that they would like to eat healthier, but also say that nutrition advice is confusing. As a result, the ...