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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  • In the Spirit of Giving, Let’s Stir It Up!

    Dec 14, 2017
    It’s that time of year when we’re all encouraged to give back a little. Maybe you’re running a store promotion to raise money for a local charity or working with a local food back to provide families holiday meals. However you’re giving back this ...
  • Cooking Classes Support Family Meals

    Nov 28, 2017
    The grassroots partnership with food retailers is the reason why Common Threads is such an active partner in the FMI Foundation’s National Family Meals Month campaign to encourage families to eat one more meal together every ...
  • The Ripple Effect of Kindness

    Nov 7, 2017
    In today’s world it is far too easy to miss the powerful ripple effect caused by one kind act, and no one demonstrates this better than food retailers....
  • Recasting Disruption As Growth Opportunity

    Nov 6, 2017
    If we continue to characterize all things driving change as disruptors, we paint all change in the darker, more negative hues, suggesting that we view it as something we are being thrust into against our ...
  • How Health and Wellness Fits Food Retail in the 21st Century

    Oct 24, 2017
    We’ve moved from an era where there was a dearth of nutrition facts to the present-day challenge of health-information ...
  • Preserving Shopper Trust through Health and Wellness

    Oct 16, 2017
    The most recent FMI U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends study found that nearly half of Americans see their “primary food store” as a significant ally in their attempts to achieve their health and wellness ...
  • How Do #GrocersDoingGood Create Youth Development Programs in Communities?

    Oct 13, 2017
    The unique strength of Cooking up Change comes from its power to elevate a meal and a message created by students so that it reaches their peers locally and nationwide. Through the competition, students gain a platform to discuss the importance of ...
  • FMI Family Embraces National Family Meals Month

    Oct 12, 2017
    During the month of September, FMI Staff celebrated National Family Meals Month™ with weekly events. The month kicked off with a pot luck celebration where everyone had the opportunity to share dishes that were special to their families. We also ...
  • Help Needed to Set the Table for Economic Growth

    Oct 12, 2017
    Our industry is in a time of great transition and change. The landscape is evolving in ways that necessitate significant capital expenditures and investments in order for traditional grocery stores and supermarkets to remain ...
  • Go For The Gold: Excellence in National Family Meals Month Programming

    Oct 4, 2017
    By all accounts, this September is the best and most celebrated National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) to date! Celebrate your accomplishments during the month of September through the FMI Foundation's Gold Plate ...
  • 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)....