Solitary Meals Nearly as Common as Communal

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Nearly half of adult eating occasions — 46% — are a solitary affair, finds new research from The Hartman Group that attributes the behavior to increased snacking, eating at one’s desk and less emphasis on family meals.

“We don’t place as much importance on meal consumption and this runs through every cohort — Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and even Gen Y kids these days because parents aren’t placing an emphasis on meals anymore,” Meliss

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