It’s one thing to commit to having one more meal per week at home with our families.
It’s another thing to actually make it happen. Did you know that 46 percent of all eating occasions are consumed alone1? And, parents eat home-prepared dinners with their child or spouse only about half the time (3.5 times out of 7 possible dinners each week)2? This is in spite of the fact that the vast majority of parents express a desire to eat with their child more often.
No doubt, we could all use a little support in making more meals together, as a family, a reality.
92% of U.S. consumers say they want to eat healthier and the great news is that support is all around us because so many supermarket chains, food manufacturers, and community collaborators have also made the commitment to #FamilyMealsMonth 1. These partners firmly believe in the benefits of family meals and are helping provide families with ideas and resources to help them to plan, prepare, share, and enjoy meals together more regularly.
Grocers are more than an ally to help identify the next meal idea; they are your ally for helping you to eat well. Your favorite supermarkets are committed to helping make shared meals at home fun, affordable and healthier.
Below is a list of food retailers, food manufactures, service providers, associations, and community partners that have joined the National Family Meals Month™ movement.
1 Hartman Compass, 2011 and 2014
2 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2017, FMI. 2017