Guides to Staying Strong With Family Meals

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....
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  • Grocery Store, Manufacturer, & Other Partners

    Our friends joined in with their best resources to make staying at home a little easier. A great list of resources to try at your next family meal!
  • Shopping, Stocking, and Planning

    Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks on shopping, stocking your kitchen, and planning meals and snacks like a pro.
  • Food Safety

    Food Safety is an integral part of the meal preparation process. Make it a priority for one less thing to worry about!
  • Creative Hacks

    Here are a few ways to get creative and work with what you might already have at home!
  • Nutrition Assistance Programs

    Need an extra hand? Here are several resources with food assistance updates that everyone should know about.
  • Recipes

    Here is a plethora of practical, easy, and delicious recipes from all aspects of the food industry. These could be a great way to add recipes to your family meal rotation!
  • Conversation Starters

    We all know that the conversations had around the dinner table are important. Here are helpful tips for starting conversations around the dinner table.
  • Self-Care

    Check out these solutions to help you prioritize you and your family's physical, mental, and emotional health.
  • Family Meals

    Here is a list of resources that will hopefully serve as inspiration for your next meal with friends and family!