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  • Time for Dessert: Placing the Cherry atop National Family Meals Month

    Sep 30, 2022
    The end of September has arrived and so too has the close of this year’s National Family Meals Month™. Seven years after its inception in 2015, this wholesome concept has grown into an impactful nationwide movement that encourages togetherness, ...
  • Expanding the Circle of Those Benefitting from Family Meals

    Sep 23, 2022
    A quick review of popular inspirational quotes about family reveals a healthy assortment suggesting a definition of family that exceeds the bonds of blood kinship. As part of the Foundation’s ongoing research about family meals before and during the ...
  • National Family Meals Month is Right Around the Corner!

    Aug 23, 2022
    This past weekend, I had some good friends over at my house to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. It was a perfect opportunity to reconnect and share a few family meals together. Each meal required a lot of preparation, including several trips ...
  • The Key to Better Coping

    Aug 12, 2022
    This past weekend my wife and I took our rising sixth grader to the local mall on a pre-school clothes shopping spree. We were preparing to leave my daughter’s favorite clothes venue when store staff suddenly started ushering everyone into the ...
  • Developing a Roadmap to End Hunger and Improve Health

    Jul 20, 2022
    The food industry has an important role to play in ending hunger and improving the health of all Americans. We are pleased to share our collective report to the White House which outlines action recommendations for the government, noted challenges ...
  • Collective Journey to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

    Jul 8, 2022
    As we find ourselves busily interacting with so many dedicated folks across the country, all focused on the many topics and issues swirling around the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, we have decided to take a moment to pause ...
  • New Infographic: July 4th Barbecue Breakdown

    Jun 30, 2022
    To help support our members’ communications with customers this holiday weekend regarding food price inflation, FMI has created a new July 4th Barbeque Breakdown infographic that highlights common ingredients people consume during their holiday ...
  • Increasing Family Meal Consumption to Boost Mental Health

    May 25, 2022
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and therefore the perfect time to announce FMI’s Family Meals Movement new partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization ...
  • A Potential Panacea to the Plight of the Pandemic

    Apr 20, 2022
    We will be measuring the magnitude of COVID-19’s impact on our lives for many years to come. Some of that is because we will need some distance to fully comprehend the breadth and depth of even the most obvious changes the pandemic wrought. ...
  • March is National Nutrition Month®: Time to Celebrate a World of Flavor

    Mar 3, 2022
    National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy), which happens to be the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Each year the Academy choses a different theme ...
  • Family Meal Programs That Are Simply Golden

    Feb 2, 2022
    The FMI Foundation created the Gold Plate Award to recognize the diverse retail food industry efforts encouraging the nutritional, emotional, mental and social health of more family meals. We are proud to announce the 2021 Gold Plate award winners ...
  • The Boost We Need to Be a Better Version of Ourselves

    Nov 16, 2021
    Almost one-third of Americans saw our National Family Meals Month messaging either in store, through social media, on package, in print or on television. Of those who saw it, nine out ten reported that the messaging impacted how they shopped or what ...
  • Greatest Webinar Catch of the Month: National Seafood Month Reels In Family Meals Movement

    Oct 29, 2021
    Join the FMI Family Meals team and the Seafood Nutrition Partnership team for this webinar exploring how we can inspire families to “Stay Strong with Family Meals" during National Seafood Month and ...
  • Family Meals: The Diamonds and Pearls of Life

    Sep 30, 2021
    We may recognize the value and benefit of such behaviors but committing ourselves to them each day is far more difficult. Family meals fall into that category of valuable things that require tenacity and long-standing ...
  • Making Memories with Safe Family Meals

    Sep 27, 2021
    Whether a meal is made from scratch, a meal kit or pantry staples, it’s not the recipe that matters. It’s the family meal and memories that matter. And with a greater emphasis on family meals at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been ...
  • Adding Heart to Family Meal Incentives

    Sep 8, 2021
    National Family Meals Month™ is here, and from the looks of it, it’s better than ever! FMI is very excited this year to be working with the American Heart Association in jointly encouraging family meals for the well-being of the mind, heart and body....
  • Meal Planning and Cooking Got You Down? Food Retailers to the Rescue!

    Aug 19, 2021
    We both love family meals. For Kelli, family meals were a tradition growing up and she is committed to making family meals happen every day. Krystal also credits her commitment to family tradition and has both a personal and professional passion for ...
  • The Olympic Truth of Family Meals

    Aug 4, 2021
    I am a self-confessed Olympics junkie. Every four years (well five, this time around) I become immersed in all manner of sporting events and hastily channel-surf past any other program. My interest is partly patriotism, but mainly, I’m fueled by a ...
  • Witnessing the Rise in Retailer Contributions to Health and Well-being

    Jul 28, 2021
    This year’s Retailer Contributions to Health and Well-being report tells the story behind the dramatic increase in food retail health and well-being initiatives over the past two years. In parallel, I can tell my own story as I witnessed firsthand ...
  • Health and Well-being in the Meat Department – Seize the Opportunity!

    Mar 31, 2021
    Over the past year, consumers have flocked to the meat department like never before. Retailers and product suppliers have a prime opportunity to ensure consumers are satisfied with their product selections and choices. Research indicates that while ...
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