Our solitary dining habits are proving hard to swallow
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.