By: Sue Borra, RD, Chief Health and Wellness Officer for FMI and Executive Director of the FMI Foundation
Liz Weiss

We know families appreciate the benefits of eating together—71 percent of parents say that ideally, they would like to eat dinner with their children every single night. Unfortunately, families succeed only half the time. Why do families fail at having meals together, even though they want to?

The FMI Foundation created National Family Meals Month™, an industry-wide movement to encourage families to share one more meal at home together each week. There are lots of ways to showcase family meal solutions, but what really changes behavior and knocks down barriers?  Liz Weiss, MS, RDN has been on a mission for over 20 years to develop and share solutions that help families eat together. As a mom of two, she has first-hand experience in how to answer the questions we hear from shopper including: How can I make a family meal that satisfies an array of tastes? How to I get my busy family to all sit down to eat together? What’s for dinner tonight?   

The FMI Foundation is joining forces with Today’s Dietitian, the leading magazine news source for dietitians and nutritionists, to give you the chance to hear from Liz on how to tackle the eating together challenge. On Wednesday, February 21st, from 2-3pm EST in the Family Meals Matter: Barriers, Benefits, and Strategies for Eating Together webinar, Liz will discuss:

  • evidence-based benefits of eating family meals together;
  • the five most common barriers to family mealtime; and
  • creative strategies aimed at helping families eat more meals together.

Registered dietitians who tune into this webinar can earn one free CPEU. After watching the webinar, you can start customizing for National Family Meals Month plans for September with free toolkits and best practice guides at

Register for the webinar