The changing of seasons means new, fresh flavors that pair perfectly with frozen and refrigerated products that are accessible, convenient and enhance the overall flavor of meals and snacks. The freshness and quality of real ingredients means consumers can make completely custom meals and flavor creations.

October Highlights

YMI Education Program

NFRA’s educational outreach program brings the message that frozen and refrigerated foods are versatile, convenient and easy products for children, young adults and parents to create fresh, quality meals. NFRA teamed up with education curriculum specialists, Young Minds Inspired (YMI), to develop reproducible educational materials that promote healthy food choices and active lifestyles among students and their families. The program also emphasizes the importance of family mealtime and how the convenience and quality of frozen and refrigerated foods can make mealtime planning easier.

NFRA Promotion Resources

Student Activities
The complete educational curriculum is available to NFRA members to provide to your schools and community groups. Materials for middle school-aged children can be downloaded for free. Materials for elementary school-aged children are also available to download for free.

Logos, Recipes and more!
All of NFRA’s promotion logos and artwork are available for your use. A wide selection of family-friendly recipes and consumer information can be used in your circulars, press releases, newsletters or website. Visit to find recipes, tips and consumer information. Call NFRA at (717) 657-8601 for details.

Easy Home Meals Online
The Easy Home Meals consumer websiteFacebookTwitterPinterest, TikTok and Instagram are great online resources for consumers to find useful frozen and refrigerated food ideas, recipes, tips and meal ideas. There are quick and easy recipes for all meal occasions, health and nutrition information and lots of kids’ activities. Link to and from your newsletter, website and social media outlets to give your customers more resources for meal planning with frozen and refrigerated foods.

Other Notable October Highlights

  • National Apple Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Pretzel Month

October 8:  National Pierogi Day
October 9:  Columbus Day
October 14: National Dessert Day
October 16:  World Food Day
October 25:  World Pasta Day
October 31:  Halloween