Food Check-Out Week 2010
Food Check-Out Week, February 21-27, involving Farm Bureaus at the county, state and national level, celebrates the abundance and safety of food.
AFBF and the Soybean Checkoff have launched a joint Facebook fan page to promote Food Check-Out Week! AFBF will donate $1 to the Galveston Ronald McDonald House for every person to who becomes a fan of the page by the end of February, up to $5,000. The house sustained major structural damage during Hurricane Ike. Click here to become a fan of the page.
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.
Please note: Starting in 2009, the timing of Farm Bureau’s Food Check-Out Week is not related to the date Americans have earned enough money to pay for their food for a year, which is calculated on USDA data that is always a year behind. Food Check-Out Week is a bridge to National Nutrition Month in March.
View Food Check-Out Week promotional materials here.
Many (but not all) county and state Farm Bureaus hold events throughout the week. Contact your local or state Farm Bureau to inquire about Food Check-Out Week. Find a Web site for your state Farm Bureau here: http://www.fb.org/state/.
One-Page Nutrition Fact Sheets:
- Tips for Better Nutrition on a Tight Budget
- Understanding Food Labels
- Understanding What MyPyramid Means
- How Much Should I Eat?