About National TV Dinner Day
In 1953, C.A. Swanson & Sons introduced a new product called “TV Dinners” and changed the prepackaged meal industry forever. The original TV Dinner came in an aluminum tray and was heated in an oven.
The Smithsonian Institute inducted the original Swanson TV Dinner tray into the Museum of American History in 1986. Today we celebrate this piece of American cultural history with TV Dinner Day