Food Check-Out Week 2013 is Feb. 17-23
Farmer and rancher members of many local Farm Bureaus will reach out to consumers in their communities during Food Check-Out Week (Feb. 17-23, 2013). Farm Bureau members will offer tips on how consumers can stretch their grocery dollars with healthy, nutritious food. During this week, many farmers and ranchers also plan to make a special effort to reach out to consumers in-person or through social media, to answer questions about the food that they grow or the livestock and poultry they raise.
The Food Check-Out Week connection between Farm Bureau and Ronald McDonald House Charities was forged more than a decade ago. Since the program was initiated in the mid-1990s, Farm Bureau members have donated more than $3 million in food and monetary contributions to Ronald McDonald Houses and other worthwhile charities during Food Check-Out Week. On the national level, the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee staffs supermarket demonstration stations for consumers to help them increase their knowledge of how to stay on a budget while purchasing healthy food for their families. The committee makes cash and food donations to Ronald McDonald Houses.
The third week of February was selected for Food Check-Out Week as a way to celebrate American food and as a bridge to National Nutrition Month in March.
Check back closer for updates on Food Check-Out Week celebrations.
Key messages for the program are:
- Farm Bureau is helping consumers find solutions to eating healthy on a stretched budget.
- America’s farmers and ranchers are committed to producing safe, abundant and healthy food.
- Through charitable donations to local Ronald McDonald Houses (and other charities) during Food Check-Out Week, we recognize the need everyone has to find solutions to feeding families healthy foods on a tight budget.
On the national level, the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee staffs supermarket demonstration stations for consumers to help them increase their knowledge of how to stay on a budget while purchasing healthy food for their families. The committee makes cash and food donations to Ronald McDonald Houses.
Looking for Food Check-Out Week materials to plan an event?
Free one-page nutrition facts sheets:
- Tips for Better Nutrition on a Tight Budget
- Understanding Food Labels
- Understanding What MyPlate Means
- How Much Should I Eat?
Order promotional materials to plan your Food Check-Out events today! Available materials include:
- Food Check-Out Week Supermarket Kit
- Nutrition Fact Cards
- Recipe Cards (meats, produce, grains, produce and alternative proteins)
- Reusable Shopping Bags
- Announcement Posters, Stickers and more!
Order Food Check-Out Week promotional materials here.