"FMI Family Meals exemplifies how we can work together
to address important community
and family concerns."

What We Support

National Family Meals Month™

NFMM Logo Color itsCreated in 2015 by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation on behalf of the nation’s food retailers, National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) encourages families to enjoy one more meal at home each week. Family meals eaten at home strengthen the family’s social fabric and promote healthier eating. With the proven benefits of combating obesity and deterring unhealthy behaviors such as substance abuse, family meals contribute to a healthier community and nation. In addition, the FMI Foundation’s promotion of NFMM encourages food retailers, suppliers and community collaborators to provide solutions for more family meals at home.

Food Safety Auditing Scholarship and Education Travel Grant

Scholarship ImageThe food industry must rely on third-party certification to ensure that products are safe. Training proficient professionals with a passion for food safety, to fill positions in the food auditing field is critical. The FMI Foundation, in collaboration with the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute, awards scholarships to 10 university food and agricultural science students annually.  Each winner receives a $3,000 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to the SQF conference to network with the more than 750 food safety professionals in attendance.

Grants

The FMI Foundation sponsors grants annually in the areas of food safety, nutrition, and health.  Examples of some of the recipients are the Partnership for Food Safety Education’s Consumer Food Safety Education Conference; International Food Protection Institute’s Applied Science, Law, and Policy Fellowship; Institute for Food Technologists’ Global Food Traceability Center; and the Center for Produce Safety.  In addition to these grants, the Foundation is investing in research to sponsor a whitepaper exploring the root causes of allergen mislabeling.