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  • 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 ...
  • Staying Strong with Family Meals and Food Safety

    Mar 16, 2021
    The time is right to help families include food safety skills and healthy eating habits at home, especially as they cook and enjoy more family meals together. With registered dietitians and food safety experts taking on greater responsibilities, the ...
  • What’s for Supper During the Super Bowl? Serve up a Supper Bowl Champion Dish

    Feb 3, 2021
    Super Bowl LV pits the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Supper Bowl had the powerhouse Hy-Vee, Inc. competing against the jammin’ J. M. Smucker Company in the championship round....
  • Today is Giving Tuesday!

    Dec 1, 2020
    Following closely on the retail-oriented heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday provides us with the opportunity to begin the holiday season on a charitable giving note. If you are participating in the ...
  • Industry Contributions to Health and Well-being

    Nov 24, 2020
    As noted in The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2020 (Speaks) report, “the greatest health crisis in 100 years has scrambled just about every facet of food retail, not to mention society in general.” As a result, one guiding imperative resonates ...
  • Are You Ready for Some Food Ball? The Road to Supper Bowl I

    Oct 20, 2020
    Baseball has its World Series, hockey has the Stanley Cup, tennis has its Wimbledon and football has its Super Bowl. Now the food industry has its Supper Bowl! All of these landmark competitions offer teams the chance to prove they are the best of ...
  • And Now for Some Good News on the Family Meals Front

    Oct 15, 2020
    The number of partners and stakeholders continues to grow and the creativity with which they have embraced and shared the good news of family meals is yielding incredible results. I am pleased to share that we’ve made another leap, and in 2020, 33% ...
  • Family Meals Month – Helping our Industry Stay Strong

    Sep 29, 2020
    Americans are using family meals to stay strong – physically and emotionally – during the pandemic; and they plan to continue this positive practice when a new normal is established. The FMI Foundation conducted a national survey confirming that ...
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