While being stuck at home with the family for the past 18 months or so hasn’t been ideal, it wasn’t all bad. Case in point, a new survey suggests it has resulted in more families eating together, and for longer periods of time.
The poll finds:
- The average household is spending 15 more minutes eating together now than they did pre-pandemic.
- The average family meal has gone from 70 to 85 minutes.
- What’s more, 57% of people say their family is now getting together for meals more often than they did before.
- The average family is getting together about five times a week.
- 58% say the family meal is their most relaxing time of the day.
And those family meals have resulted in a lot more bonding.
- The most common activities families enjoy together while eating include:
- Sharing family news (41%)
- Watching movies together (37%)
- Binge-watching the latest TV series (37%)
- Catching up on everyone’s day (37%)