Food Check-Out Week
is Feb. 19-25
Food Check-Out Week 2012, with the theme "Stretching Your Grocery Dollar With Healthy, Nutritious Food," will be held Feb. 19-25.
A national event with the American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee is being planned with Indiana Farm Bureau in Indianapolis.
State and county Farm Bureaus throughout the nation also are planning Food Check-Out activities and events during the week.
Order promotional materials for Food Check-Out Week online. Available materials include a supermarket demonstration kit; nutrition fact cards; recipe cards for meats, produce, grains, produce and alternative proteins; announcement posters; and stickers.
The third week of February was selected for Food Check-Out Week as a bridge to National Nutrition Month in March.
Since the program was initiated in the mid-1990s, Farm Bureau members have donated approximately $3 million in food and monetary contributions to Ronald McDonald Houses and other worthwhile charities during Food Check-Out Week.