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Poll from The Co-operative says 94% of people think family meals are important


Results from the latest poll carried out by The Co-operative Magazine have revealed that nearly all of respondents – 94 per cent – believe that sitting down together as a family at meal times is important.

The question – Do you think it’s important for the family to sit down and eat meals together? – was asked online and received an almost unanimous ‘yes’: a rare and resounding majority from the loyal readership.

Research has found that those children who sit down to eat with their families at meal times are much less likely to be overweight or to experience weight difficulties later in life. It has also been found that children who eat regularly and with other family members are much less likely to eat junk food and are more likely to follow a healthy and balanced diet full of fruit and vegetables.

The Co-operative Magazine serves a large online readership with daily news and features on the latest health and nutrition topics, family issues, travel and leisure, and much more. It also provides hints and tips on choosing healthy meal ideas, how to cook Italian food, and ways to keep kids healthy and happy.

New poll questions are regularly available to answer online in all sections of the online magazine, from travel and leisure, health and wellbeing, and food and drink, to family and finance, ethical living, and house and home. Readers are encouraged to read the news and features, listen to the podcasts, and leave their comments and helpful hints for fellow readers to benefit from – the magazine aims to be informative, interesting, visually attractive and interactive.

The Co-operative online magazine allows readers to interact with each other and The Co-operative Group, find useful information and travel guides quickly and easily, find out about the latest Fairtrade policies and much more – join the thousands of people who have already made The Co-operative magazine part of their daily routine.



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