Health & Wellness

Welcome to FMI’s Center for Retail Health & Wellness!  Discover how we can help you maximize opportunities throughout your store to improve shopper loyalty via your health and wellness offerings and programs. 

FMI Health And Wellness Resources 

  • Shopping for Health 2016

    Shopping for Health, a survey of American grocery shoppers that has been conducted for over 20 years by Rodale, Inc. (publisher of health and wellness lifestyle brands Prevention, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, and Rodale’s Organic Life) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), examines the various ways in which health & nutritional concerns affect food buying and eating decisions; gauges food shoppers’ awareness, interests & attitudes regarding food, health & nutrition; understands efforts to manage eating & diets; and measures parents’ attitudes and activities regarding meals for children.

  • 2014 Report on Retailer Contributions to Health and Wellness

    This 2014 Report on Retailer Contributions to Health & Wellness represents an evolution of the previous survey reports. At its core, the information gathered for this report will help to demonstrate how food retailers are contributing to the health of their customers. One goal is to share this information with media, legislators and the public to highlight the positive impact of our industry.

Celebrating National Family Meals Month in September

NationalFamilyMealsMonth-LogoLaunched in September 2015, National Family Meals Month™ is an industry-wide movement to raise awareness of the benefits of frequent family meals. Join us, your industry’s trade association, as we work collaboratively with food retailers and manufacturers from across the country to bring families back to the table to share one more meal at home per week.

For food retailers and manufacturers, the FMI Foundation created complimentary toolkits to inspire and demonstrate how retailers and manufacturers can implement National Family Meals Month™ in September. Pick your toolkit path, and explore how FMI Family Meals can help you help your customers.

In addition, the FMI Foundation created a consumer website at to highlight the benefits of family meals and showcase the activity as the movement grows.

FMI Family Meals

TFMI-FamilyMealshe FMI Family Meals page is a one-stop-shop for ideas and inspiration around family meals. With resources for food retailers on National Family Meals Month ™ and examples of food retailers and manufactures with outstanding family meals programs, this site is your best resource to take family meals to the next leave for your stores. Learn more at

Gold Plate Awards

gold plate croppedThe FMI Foundation’s Gold Plate Awards highlight outstanding programs FMI members have implemented to encourage families to share more meals, together at home, more often. Learn More

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  • The FMI Foundation Presents: Stir It Up!

    Stir It UpDrum roll please! The FMI Foundation is accenting the FUN in fundraising with our new event Stir It Up!, a lively cooking competition between food industry executives taking place January 29 at the 2017 FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. 
  • Every Month Should Be National Family Meals Month

    Sue Borra and MittyAs we come to the end of the 2nd National Family Meals Month™, I am convinced that encouraging family meals at home should be a year round promotion. Every September, the FMI Foundation will continue to raise awareness about the important role family meals play in our society, but I am hopeful that the movement will steadily gain momentum and we will witness families enjoining one more meal at home every week of the year.
  • The Family Meals Month Celebration

    Festival Foods In Store Example of Family Meals MonthEvery day in September has been a real treat because my daily emails are full of new and exciting National Family Meals Month™ stories.  It’s clear that grocery stores are coming up with creative ways to join in on Family Meals Month and that the movement has transitioned from mainly a social media discussion to promotions and activities playing out in-store. At the same time, the Dietitian community has joined in to echo the benefits of eating together for families of all shapes and sizes. As the Family Meals Month messages continue to crescendo, here are a few examples of how companies and people are taking part


The FMI Health & Wellness Council provides key input into the development of association and industry-wide strategies in the area of health and wellness.  Our vision statement can simply be stated as “The supermarket will be the destination for health and wellness in the community.” Learn More