Food Cans

Canned food is an accessible and affordable solution to the nation’s need for safe, nutritious and quality produce and protein, plus the metal food can is environmentally-friendly, curbs food waste and fuels the economy

Canned foods are…

Accessible and Affordable: Canned foods provide safe, quality and affordable food that is convenient and readily available.

Nutritious: Canned foods are a good source of essential nutrients and under-consumed proteins, such as fish and legumes, and help all Americans meet dietary recommendations.

Environmentally-Friendly: Cans are environmentally-friendly, and canned food curbs food waste.

Economic Benefit: The aluminum and steel can industry is an American industry, providing jobs that fuel state and federal economies.


To learn more, explore these resources:

Canned Food Fact Sheet: Healthy for Americans, the Environment & the Economy

10 Reasons Cans Get You Cooking

Canned Food Frequently Asked Questions

Can-prehensive Communications Calendar

Build a Healthy Plate with Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Canned Food Menu Model

Cans Are Preferred by Consumers and Better for the Planet

See why all forms of fruits and vegetables should be included in federal policies and programs.