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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 customers to share one more meal together
each per week at home, and highlighting simple, healthy meal solutions in nearly every aisle, every day.
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 shoppers 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. That voice comes from their neighborhood grocer.”
Recognizing mealtime struggles are real and shared by families of all shapes and sizes, [name of grocer] and food manufacturers are offering more solutions than ever before, giving shoppers the tools they need to make one more family meal at home per
week . Shoppers can utilize the following in-store resources: [Supplement with your store’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