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  • How the Seafood Nutrition Partnership Is Celebrating National Family Meals Month

    Sep 19, 2017
    There are at least three places in every grocery store where shoppers can find quality seafood — the fresh seafood department, the frozen food aisles and the canned food area — and the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) wants food retailers to help ...
  • The Right Ingredient to Any Family Meal this September: Food Safety

    Sep 18, 2017
    In my dual professional role as a food safety practitioner and a registered dietitian, I happen to have two passions that coalesce in September: our FMI Foundation campaign that encourages households to enjoy one more meal each week together using ...
  • Food Safety and Family Meals Go Together

    Sep 14, 2017
    September isn’t just National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM). It’s also National Food Safety Education Month, the period every year when the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) devotes as many resources as it can to getting its message out ...
  • Families Look to Grocers for Help with Easy, Nutritious Meals

    Sep 7, 2017
    Despite these changes, one thing remains the same—families want to eat meals together. Seventy-one percent of parents say that ideally, they would like to eat dinner with their children every single night (Shopping for Health, FMI, 2016). ...
  • BBQ and National Family Meals Month: A Perfect Pair

    Sep 5, 2017
    As the barbecue team continues to travel around and cook contests across the country, we often spend time with our “barbecue family.” Our local association, the Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association, has chosen to support National Family Meals Month by ...
  • Family Meals Fuel Better Nutrition

    Aug 29, 2017
    As a Registered Dietitian, I believe that one of the best health promotion messages is to simply encourage family meals. Consumers tell us that they would like to eat healthier, but also say that nutrition advice is confusing. As a result, the ...
  • Start Your National Family Meals Month™ Campaign With In-Store Excellence

    Aug 17, 2017
    Research tells us that nearly nine out of 10 food retailers already routinely take advantage of in-store marketing initiatives like product sampling (86 percent) or healthy recipes (86 percent) and good-for-you product displays (86 percent) (2017 ...
  • What Does a Winning National Family Meals Month Media Campaign Look Like?

    Aug 10, 2017
    A study conducted for FMI by Nielsen found that 95 percent of those who learned of the National Family Meals Month™ campaign on social media or by e-mail changed their shopping and consumption habits because of it....
  • Use Every Channel You Have to Spread the National Family Meals Month Message

    Jul 31, 2017
    The entire food retail industry today is striving to offer consumers a seamless shopping experience. Almost every company now has an omnichannel strategy that will give consumers every possible opportunity to access its products, services and ...
  • 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 ...
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