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  • I’m Giving Thanks

    Nov 24, 2015
    Thanksgiving remains among my favorite holidays. Not only does it bring together two of my favorite things, family and food, but it also - against many assaults - retains the flavor of its roots as a day set aside to reflect on our lives and ...
  • Mars’ Supports Family Meals Connecting Parents and Children in the Kitchen

    Sep 30, 2015
    Participating in September National Family Meals Month is certainly not restricted to food retailers. Winning the 2015 Food Manufacturer Category Gold Plate Award, Ben’s Beginners™ is a national program from the UNCLE BEN’S® Brand that takes an ...
  • On the Go? Still Enjoy Family Meals with Ahold USA’s Savory: Fast, Fresh And Easy™ Program

    Sep 29, 2015
    With September National Family Meals Month in full swing, the FMI Foundation salutes the 2015 Retail Category C (200+ stores) Gold Plate Award winner Ahold USA’s Savory: Fast, Fresh And Easy™ program for its outstanding approach to encouraging ...
  • How are Brands Celebrating Family Meals?

    Sep 24, 2015
    All month long we’ve witnessed food retailers encouraging their shoppers to commit and “#RaiseYourMitt” for National Family Meals Month™, a movement that is certainly taking hold across the country – from corporate to neighborhood grocery stores. ...
  • Why Does Family Mealtime Matter to Price Chopper?

    Sep 24, 2015
    As September National Family Meals Month™ reaches its halfway mark, the FMI Foundation is pleased to highlight Price Chopper as our 2015 Retailer Category B (50 – 199 stores) 2015 Gold Plate Award winner. Introduced in 2008, its Family Mealtimes ...
  • What’s Cookin’ America?

    Sep 23, 2015
    In my role as a government relations director at FMI, I have the privilege of working on food and nutrition programs that help those most in need. Programs like WIC ensure that moms in-need can deliver on their child’s most basic need—a home cooked ...
  • Food Safety is a Must When it Comes to Family Meals

    Sep 21, 2015
    To many the task of preparing a family meal can be overwhelming, even more so if one is not comfortable in the kitchen. Fifty years ago, home economics classes were apart of the regular course schedule of high school students; today, few, if any, ...
  • 7 Ways Food Retailers Are Raising Their Mitt for Family Meals

    Sep 16, 2015
    It’s been great to see all the excitement and energy around National Family Meals Month. With a few weeks left to celebrate, we wanted to share how some food retailers are encouraging families to join the family meals ...
  • Hitting on All Cylinders with Family Meals

    Sep 15, 2015
    FMI’s National Family Meals Month campaign has focused on September as the optimal time to bring attention and reinforcement to the benefits of families sharing food and lives together at the dinner table. September is the month during which the ...
  • Top 5 Reasons Acme Fresh Market Wins A Gold Plate for Family Meals

    Sep 11, 2015
    In honor of September National Family Meals Month™, FMI is proud to recognize our members for implementing programs to encourage family meals through our Gold Plate Awards. Acme Fresh Market, the 2015 Retailer Category A (1-49 stores) Gold Plate ...
  • Gold Plate = Gold Star on Family Meals

    Sep 10, 2015
    Last night we were pleased to honor our four winners of the 2015 Gold Plate Awards at a reception on Capitol Hill with the House Agriculture Committee and Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX-11). Here are some photos of the ...
  • Grocery Stories: Funny Family Meal Tips

    Sep 3, 2015
    Turn on the oven, Mom. Fire up the grill, Dad. And somebody find the children. It’s time to eat together because it’s National Family Meals Month. Created by the Food Marketing Institute, a supermarket trade group, this promotion urges families to ...
  • Making the Meal Fit the Shape and Schedule of the New American Household: the Grocer as Food and Family Facilitator

    Sep 2, 2015
    This webinar highlights findings from the FMI 2015 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Report, conducted by the Hartman Group. Participants will gain insights into the changing consumer mealtime distinctions and broader household member participation in ...
  • Hy-Vee: Encouraging Families To Enjoy One More

    Sep 2, 2015
    In the spirit of National Family Meals Month, Hy-Vee dietitians are hard at work educating families on the benefits of sharing more meals together at home....
  • Kudrinko’s: Celebrating #FamilyMealsMonth With Shoppers

    Sep 2, 2015
    FMI member, Kudrinko’s, is committed to helping its customers make sharing more meals at home a fun, healthy and affordable ...
  • Celebrating Family Meals

    Sep 1, 2015
    To celebrate family meals and kick off this month long movement, we’ve launched a consumer website with resources and fun ways to get involved. Visit www.NationalFamilyMeals.org for more details and look for updates on social media using #...
  • Looking For More Reasons To Eat Together?

    Sep 1, 2015
    From the Child Development ...
  • Family Dinner vs. Extracurricular Activities

    Sep 1, 2015
    From the Washington ...
  • Everyone Benefits When Families Eat Together

    Sep 1, 2015
    The family who eats together stays ...
  • Ideas For Busy Parents

    Sep 1, 2015
    From the Huffington ...
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