People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Making family meals happen can be tough under the best of circumstances, but COVID-19 has added a whole new layer of challenges to family meals.  The pressures confronting each family may differ, but here are some of the latest and greatest resources to help you and your family make your time around the dinner table count!

We know that family meals feed our mind, body, and soul. And never before have our minds, bodies and souls needed more nurturing. No entity recognizes this more than the food retail industry.

Certainly these are not typical times, but rather uncharted territory for all of us. As our grocers and food manufacturers work overtime to keep us fed and safe, we are asked to stay home. Some of us are spending an increased amount of time (and meals!) with family members. Others are home by themselves. 

Not only are family meals good for us, but they can serve as a great unifier during uncertain periods. No doubt your family meals are looking different these days. Either a LOT more of them each day and week - or a complete lack of them due to social distancing (video dinner party anyone?!) The challenge is how to tap into the healing powers of family meals without having to stress about pulling them off. The FMI Foundation and our expert partners have your back with tips....
Family Meals are the Foundation for a Healthy Nation

Timely Consumer Research from the FMI Foundation Underscores Proven Benefits of Family Meals

A new study conducted by the FMI Foundation shows that Americans are using family meals to stay strong – physically and emotionally.  As the nation observes National Family Meals Month™ in September, this news underscores the proven scientific benefits of sharing meals.


Commit to One More Meal Per Week!


Regular family meals are linked to the kinds of outcomes that we all want for our children: higher grades and self-esteem, healthier eating habits and weights, and less risky behavior.

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Support from your favorite supermarket and products

SPOTLIGHT: Celebrating Family Meals


We're shining a light on our grocery store and brand partners that are celebrating the power of family meals and helping families of all shapes and sizes gather around the table.  

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Show off your family meal with #FamilyMealsMovement! 
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