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British Columbians more likely to eat dinner in front of the TV

Last Updated Jul 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm PDT

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Summary

British Columbians are more likely to eat dinner in front of the TV, compared to other Canadian provinces.

Men spend less time in the kitchen preparing dinner than women.

Over 70 per cent of Canadians have eaten a frozen entree in the past month.

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Dinner time has traditionally been where everyone comes around the table to share a meal and talk about the day, but a new survey shows that for people in B.C., that may not be quite true.

The survey from Research Co. reveals that British Columbians are more likely to eat their dinner in front of a television than any other Canadian province.

Only 42 per cent of people in B.C. eat around the table. On the other end of the spectrum, 60 per cent of people from Quebec spend dinner in the dining room.

The survey also looks at other dinner habits of Canadians, such as who spends the most time in the kitchen preparing dinner.

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“Canadian men are significantly more likely than Canadian women to devote as little time in the kitchen as possible,” says Mario Canseco, President of Research Co. in the report. “While only 24% of female respondents say they spend less than half an hour making dinner each night, the proportion jumps to 36% among male respondents.”

Over 70 per cent of Canadians responded they have eaten frozen entrees prepared in an oven in the past month, while 60 per cent say they have eaten frozen entrees cooked in a microwave.