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  • How Do You Get 300,000 Families to Send You Photos of Them Sharing a Meal Together?

    Jul 25, 2017
    Hy-Vee had a simple goal that it shared with food retailers and wholesalers across the country last year and will again this September as the industry celebrates National Family Meals Month™...
  • How To Have A Successful Family Meals Month

    Jul 19, 2017
    Introducing the first edition of Best Practices and Excellence in National Family Meals Month™ Programming—a new resource from the FMI Foundation that highlights different ways retailers and suppliers can take the Family Meals Month concept and run ...
  • K-VA-T’s Omnichannel Approach to National Family Meals Month™

    Jun 16, 2017
    Food City was selected for a Gold Plate Award for their omnichannel campaign that excelled in community outreach. To educate and engage their consumers, Food City used in-store, social media, print, and community strategies to spread the message of ...
  • The Story of Festival Foods’ Family Meals Month Success

    May 4, 2017
    Although we believe family meal time should be emphasized every month, we celebrate family meals each September. To help you prepare for this September, I’d like to highlight the activities of one of our 2016 Gold Plate Award winners, Festival Foods....
  • Put your Best Fork Forward – Celebrating National Nutrition Month 2017

    Mar 8, 2017
    This year’s National Nutrition Month theme, Put Your Best Fork Forward, is a nice reminder that making small shifts in food choices, one forkful at a time can result in big changes towards a healthy diet....
  • Sharing the Grocers’ Perspective of SNAP with Congress

    Feb 17, 2017
    The U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the pros and cons of restricting SNAP food choice. FMI’s President and CEO Leslie Sarasin served as a witness for the hearing and shared the food retailer perspective on the ...
  • 2017 Midwinter Executive Conference by the Numbers

    Jan 26, 2017
    Wondering who is attending the 2017 Midwinter Executive Conference? Curious to know what is happening at FMI’s signature event? With the event kick-off just days away, get all the facts in this breakdown of the Midwinter Executive Conference by the ...
  • Food Retailers: A Trusted Health and Wellness Partner

    Jan 4, 2017
    Consumers believe their food retailer is a trusted ally to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. According to 2016 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends research, 45 percent of shoppers say their grocery store is working to help them stay healthy....
  • 2016 for the FMI Foundation Was All About Family Meals and Food Safety

    Jan 4, 2017
    In 2016, the FMI Foundation made huge strides to help Americans eat one more family meal at home each week. September, National Family Meals Month™ transitioned from a social media campaign to a living, breathing campaign alive in stores, on TV, on ...
  • Randy Edeker and the FMI Foundation Stir It Up! at Midwinter

    Dec 21, 2016
    The countdown has officially begun for FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference, and so it is time to catch up with Randy Edeker, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer for Hy-Vee, Inc. and the chairman of the FMI Foundation Board ...
  • Every Month Should Be National Family Meals Month

    Sep 29, 2016
    As we come to the end of the 2nd National Family Meals Month™, I am convinced that encouraging family meals at home should be a year round promotion. Every September, the FMI Foundation will continue to raise awareness about the important role ...
  • The Family Meals Month Celebration

    Sep 21, 2016
    Every day in September has been a real treat because my daily emails are full of new and exciting National Family Meals Month™ stories. It’s clear that grocery stores are coming up with creative ways to join in on Family Meals Month and that the ...
  • A Special Plate for Special Family Meals

    Sep 13, 2016
    At the FMI Foundation, we have our own version of the special plate—the Gold Plate Awards. Since 2013, we’ve been using the Gold Plate Awards to highlight the outstanding programs implemented by the food industry to encourage family meals. The ...
  • National Family Meals Month on Sound Bites Podcast

    Sep 6, 2016
    Susan Borra, RD, executive director of the FMI Foundation, participated in a recent edition of Sound Bites, a Podcast hosted by registered dietitian and nutritionist, Melissa Joy Dobbins to talk National Family Meals ...
  • The Adventures of Family Meals

    Sep 1, 2016
    This September, I invite grocery and supplier companies to celebrate the adventures of family meals as part of National Family Meals Month™. Family meals eaten at home have been proven to benefit the health and wellness of children and adolescents, ...
  • September Is All About Family Meals

    Aug 23, 2016
    In many ways, September has become the month where many families reset their routines after summer vacation time. Yes, it’s back to school season, which means busy schedules, but it’s also National Family Meals Month™, a way for retailers and ...
  • 4 Findings on Parenting and Family Meals

    Aug 2, 2016
    In our recent Shopping for Health report, conducted with Rodale Inc., we asked parents with children, ages 0 – 17, about their shopping, cooking and family meal habits. We know that juggling work, kids and the busy demands of daily life can make it ...
  • Broadcast and In-Store Messaging Script

    Jul 25, 2016
    Customizable broadcast and in-store messaging scripts to celebrate National Family Meals Month in September....
  • Manufacturer Blog/Newsletter Content

    Jul 25, 2016
    Customizable blog or newsletter content for manufacturers to celebrate National Family Meals Month in September. ...
  • Retailer Blog/Newsletter Content

    Jul 25, 2016
    Customizable blog or newsletter content for retailers to celebrate National Family Meals Month in September....
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