Nearly Half of Meals Consumed Alone

Nearly Half of Meals Consumed Alone

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Solitary meals have become almost as common as communal with close to half of adult eating occasions (46%) occurring on one’s own, according to The Hartman Group. 

“We’re always on the go and lucky if we have a family meal together and oftentimes that’s so fragmented where people have different preferences,” said Melissa Abbott, senior director of culinary insights for The Hartman Group.

Independent snacking is partly to blame, a

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