People in Quebec know how to take their time and enjoy a meal. Not so much in this part of the country.
StatsCan recently launched a new package that details everything there is to know about food – from gate to plate. One of the unique tests they applied is how people go about consuming their meals.
The average Canadian eats two meals a day and takes 44 minutes to consume one. In Quebec, though, the average amount of time devoted to food consumption is 105 minutes. On the Prairies, only 84 minutes are needed. We tend to power through compared to our Quebec counterparts.
Sixty per cent of us like to double-task – eating while doing something else. The most common thing to be doing while eating a meal is using technology, such as using a computer. Watching TV is the second most popular thing to accompany a meal. One in 10 of us reported eating only while doing something else.
About one-third of us with a partner eat alone and one-third of us with children under 15 have no meals with them.