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[YOUR COMPANY NAME] Commits to Helping Families Eat at Home Together More Often During National Family Meals Month™
The proven health and societal benefits of family meals inspire a month-long event aimed at helping families get back to the table
YOUR CITY, STATE – September, day, year – With an aim to inspire families to eat at home together more often, [name of company] is celebrating National Family Meals Month™ in September, encouraging families to share one more meal together each per week at home, and highlighting simple, healthy meal solutions to help them make it happen.
Numerous studies underscore the long-term health, academic and societal benefits of consistently eating together as a family, yet, according to a 2013 Harris poll, only 30 percent of American families share dinner every night. In addition, recent research proves that people who frequently cook at home eat fewer, healthier calories.'
“September is the perfect month to spotlight the long-term benefits of family meals, and start a conversation that encourages and inspires people to return to the kitchen,” said [company spokesperson, title]. “Juggling the demands of modern life—school, sports, jobs and long commutes— can sabotage the best laid plans for home-cooked meals. We want to help our customers make wholesome meals together, at home, a modern family tradition.”
“Interest in creating more opportunities for families to eat meals together is at a critical point in our society,” said Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI, the Food Industry Association, creator of National Family Meals Month™. “The will to return to the table exists, but families need a friendly, familiar voice to encourage, guide and help them. The grocers and manufacturers that supply customers with the foods and resources to prepare meals at home are leaders in helping families eat together regularly. This has a positive impact on our society at a variety of levels.”
Recognizing mealtime struggles are real and shared by families of all shapes and sizes, [name of manufacturer] [and partners, if applicable] are offering more solutions than ever before, giving consumers the tools they need to make one more family meal at home per week . Families can utilize the following resources: [Supplement with your company’s offerings (e.g. Products, shortcuts, programs, etc.)]
Raise Your Mitt to Commit™ to One More Meal at Home per Week
[Company name] is encouraging the community to join the National Family Meals Month movement by pledging to one more meal at home per week. Make it official, and shareable, by posting a selfie wearing your favorite oven mitt with the hashtag #familymealsmonth. Follow [Company name] on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation this September.
About National Family Meals Month™
The FMI Foundation created National Family Meals Month™ as a nationwide, annual event to highlight the mealtime solutions offered by grocers and to encourage families to share one more meal at home per week.
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'Source Note: Cornell University College of Human Ecology Department of Policy Analysis and Management: Do Family Meals Really Make a Difference?, Eliza Cook, Rachel Dunifon. 2012; Accessed [date], http://www.human.cornell.edu/pam/outreach/upload/Family-Mealtimes-2.pdf