“From increased vegetable and fruit consumption that improves body health to emotional support that improves mental health, family meals are a simple, inexpensive way to build a happier, healthier home,” says David Fikes, executive director of the FMI Foundation. “Getting this timely, critical message out to shoppers would not be possible without the dedicated, innovative efforts of food retailers and suppliers nationwide. I am so pleased to recognize the hard work of especially creative companies partnering with us to champion and celebrate the Family Meals Movement in 2021.”
2021 Gold Plate Award Recipients
The FMI Foundation Gold Plate Awards highlight outstanding programs implemented by the food industry that encourage families to stay strong with family meals. Details about each program are available at www.FMI.org/GoldPlateAwards. This year’s recipients include:
Category: Retailer 1 – 49 stores
Skogen’s Festival Foods for their program Food for Neighbors
Category: Retailer 50 – 199 stores
Spartan Nash for their program Stay Connected, Stay Strong with Family Meals
Category: Retailer 200+ stores
Hy-Vee, Inc. for their program Hy-Vee, Inc. Celebrates National Family Meals Month™ with Special Events That Promote the Foods of Various Cultures and Mealtime Traditions
Eggland’s Best for their program Share A Better Family Meal
Category: Community Collaborator
USA Pulses, the Sorghum Checkoff and National Pork Board for their program Powerful Pairings 2021: Helping Make Family Meals Delicious and Nutritious!
• Peapod Digital Labs
• Big Y Foods, Inc.
• Campbell Soup Company
• Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Access photos of the award-winning programs here.