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We invite you to join us in a new initiative, #FoodNotPhones, on specified days throughout the year to enjoying mealtimes without phones. But don't panic, we aren't asking you to put that phone away for an entire day, just set it aside while eating with friends and family, and let's enjoy the human connection.
President of the Association of Retail and Consumer Professionals
“ARC embraces the Food Not Phones movement wholeheartedly! We are excited to inspire a positive shift towards a more present and engaged dining experience for everyone we serve. By putting down our phones and engaging in face-to-face conversations, we not only savor the flavors of our meals but also the special moments that truly matter – the joy of shared experiences, the warmth of laughter, and the magic revealed at the dinner table.”
President & Founder of The Ginger Network
“Americans are spending between 3 - 5 1/2 hours per day on their cell phones, and that includes during mealtime. That's exactly why I'm joining the Food Not Phones initiative, which is all about taking a pause from your screens and discovering the magic that happens with the interpersonal relationships around your table.”
Executive Director of the FMI Foundation and Creators and Stewards of The Family Meals Movement.
“More than 35 years of research and thousands of studies from around the globe document that family meals (no matter how you define “family”) are advantageous for both physical and mental health. Beyond these benefits, it has been shown time and again that family meals improve family functioning – family connectedness, communication, expressiveness, and problem-solving.”
President, Digital Commerce and Advanced Analytics, Acosta Group
"During this time when connection and community is more important than ever, Acosta Group is proud to join these organizations to support the first International Food Not Phones Day. Making a commitment to be fully engaged in the experience of a meal and the company around the table is a meaningful way to build connections."
Senior Vice President, Communications, Hy-Vee, Inc.
“Time to truly connect with each other seems to be in short supply these days, but one of the best ways to do that is around the dinner table. Hy-Vee fully supports the #FoodNotPhones movement and encourages everyone to put down their devices and connect with the people who matter by giving them the quality time that they deserve.”
Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle Expert
“As a registered dietitian, I believe in the benefits of eating healthy foods, but those benefits can be amplified by enjoying those healthy foods with other people. So, put away your phones and bring your good food and conversation skills to the table to reap even more health benefits.”
Vice President of Marketing, Cloverdale Foods
“When I first learned about the #FoodNotPhones movement, I felt instantly compelled to help spread the word. I deeply believe in the power of human connection through food, and we can only be truly present for one another when devices are quietly tucked away...even if only for a little while.”
Where the Food Comes From
“Tear down barriers, build up bonds -- leave your phone alone and break bread together!”