2017 marks the third annual National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) celebrated each September. This annual event is supported by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation to encourage one more family meal, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, at home each week. This year more than 108 retailers, suppliers and community collaborators participated in the campaign.
Food industry participation in NFMM not only contributes to the health and social benefit of families eating together, it has also served as an opportunity for retail dietitians to take center stage in implementing these programs in their companies. Here are a few examples:
The FMI Foundation wants to recognize all the excellent programs that celebrated National Family Meals month in September 2017. We invite you to nominate your company for the Gold Plate Award, which will highlight the outstanding programs implemented by retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, and community collaborators. Applications are due by October 31, 2017 and will be announced at FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference on January 29, 2018.