Death of the dining table?
Monday, 13 May 2013
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Death of the dining table?

Written by Katy Pearson
The dining table could become a relic of the past as nearly a third of Brits now confess to eating there only a few times a year.

Research commissioned by shopping site NetVoucherCodes.co.uk, has revealed that just five per cent of people eat every meal at the table, compared with 13% of those who eat at least one meal a day there.

Almost a fifth of people (19%) said they eat one or two meals a week at the dining or kitchen table. Over a quarter, 26%, of those surveyed confessed to eating at the table no less than once or twice a month and nearly a third (30%) admitted to using it just a few times a year.

Four per cent said they never ate any meals at the table whilst three per cent said they didn’t even own one.

A spokesperson from NetVoucherCodes.co.uk said: "I was shocked to find that the number of people who regularly eat their meals at the dining table is relatively small.

"Compared to 40 years ago, we now live in a society which moves at an extremely fast pace. Often, breakfast has to be eaten on the go, and in many cases so does lunch. Also, with people working longer hours, a quick ready meal or a takeaway in front of the TV is the easiest option."



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