Food is a necessary piece of our survival, but it can often be much more than that. It can also be a way to bring people together, which is part of what the Food Marketing Institute is looking to do during the month of September during the group’s inaugural National Family Meals Month movement. This month, FMI is working with food retailers to help encourage consumers to share one more meal at home with their families each week, a goal that, according to the organization, is beneficial to all members of the family in more ways than one.
We talked to Cathy Polley, FMI‘s vice president of health and wellness, about the effort, why it’s important for food retailers and consumers and how retailers can continue encouraging consumers to share more family meals at home beyond the month of September.
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