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FMI Named MyPlate National Strategic Partnership Champion

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Last updated on February 2nd, 2024 at 09:28 am

FMI – The Food Industry Association has been recognized as a MyPlate National Strategic Partnership Champion, the highest recognition possible, for its efforts to make MyPlate a household name.

As a MyPlate National Strategic Partner for more than 12 years, FMI collaborates with members across the food industry to raise awareness of MyPlate resources. The association shares MyPlate news and information through digital communications channels, including website, social media, blogs, emails and committee engagement. 

In addition, co-branded infographics have helped elevate MyPlate and the FMI Foundation’s Family Meals Movement, sharing the social and nutritional benefits of family meals. 

“Shoppers rely on grocery stores as destinations for health and well-being,” said Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN, senior director for health and well-being at FMI. 

“MyPlate resources help our industry deliver reliable, evidence-based nutrition information right at the point of purchase. We greatly appreciate this recognition and all of our members who work hard to share the MyPlate resources with shoppers. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with MyPlate.”

As part of the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, FMI members committed to reach 100 million consumers with evidence-based nutrition messaging in 2023. 

The commitment was tied to the Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate Strategic Partnership to highlight the many activities food retailers and suppliers undertake to support consumers with nutrition, health and well-being, all with a common link to MyPlate.

“At the USDA Food and Nutrition Service we are working alongside our incredible MyPlate National Strategic Partners to meet the goals of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health and to advance nutrition security,” said Caree Jackson Cotwright, director of nutrition security and health equity for USDA Food and Nutrition Service. 

“We cannot do this important work alone, but together we can make progress that will change lives and ensure a healthier, more prosperous future for everyone in this country.”

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