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Our solitary dining habits are proving hard to swallow

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 13/04/2016

There is much food for thought in the latest statistics about eating habits.

Research commissioned by The Big Lunch reveals that 32% of people in Northern Ireland can go a whole week without eating beside someone else.

This is part of a nationwide survey which claims about a third of weekday evening meals are eaten in isolation, and over 70% of people have never shared a meal with neighbours.

Arguably, the family that eats together may have a better chance of staying together. It is clearly time for all of us to get around the family table, and in the work's canteen, to build better relationships.

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