The following are meal prep related facts that we thought worth sharing. This data came from an annual survey provided in the December issue of QSR Magazine (Quick Service Restaurants).
QSR has a great blog and also provides an e-newsletter which is at no cost to subscribe to: http://www.qsrmagazine.com/index.phtml
• 60% of adults are more likely to dine at a restaurant offering food grown organically or in an environmentally friendly way. 68% of adults believe that restaurants offer tastes that cannot be duplicated at home.
• The average child consumes 770 calories when dining out, but only 420 calories when eating at home. 16% of all US children aged 6-19 are overweight or obese. This number is 3x as high as it was 20 years ago. The childhood obesity rate is the lowest in Colorado and highest in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
• The average child under 18 eats out 167 times per year. In 31% of cases, the kids choose where the family goes out for dinner. In 89% of the cases kids have some influence on the restaurant choices made by families.
• 27% of adults have searched online for nutritional information for a particular restaurant. This is up from 24% two years ago.
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Posted By: Mary DeBartolo – Slow Food Cape Cod Convivium Leader