Eating Patterns

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  • Eating Patterns
    • Demographis
      • Family and households have changed significantly over the past 50 years and this looks set to continue
      • Higher proportions of men than women never marrying
        • Men marrying at older ages than women
          • Partnership dissolution
            • The growth of single households
        • Student s make up a large proportion of the figures for individuals living on their own
      • Today, more preparation is being performed by food manufacturers and less at home
        • This development has been facilitated by the use of technological innovations
          • The demand for convienience has lowered the cost of time
            • associated with food consumption and increased the quantity and variety of foods consumed
      • Fewer eating occassions
        • Increasing disposable incomes
          • Redefinition of gender roles in household
            • Younger consumers with disposable incomes are more likely to try new products
              • Time Scarcity
    • Social Change
      • Nearly a quarter of people do not eat breakfast every day
      • 65% settle down at a kitchen or dining table to eat their breakfast
        • Nearly 19% admit to rushing through breakfast
      • Others are eating breakfast as they drive to work or even in public transport
      • Snack Attack
        • For years nutritionists have been telling us to GRAZE
        • People ignore the bit about only eating a little, hearing the message, 'eat often'
        • For many, snacking is the cause of weight gain
          • Often done out of habit, boredom or stress
        • Eating frequently increases risk of tooth decay
      • Television
        • Cooking simply offers another opportunity to sit in front of TV and think about delicious, high-caloric food


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