Just 60 percent of primary eating and drinking time is spent at home

Just 60 percent of primary eating and drinking time is spent at home

Responses from time use surveys reveal that on an average day in 2006-08, Americans age 15 and older spent 67 minutes eating and drinking as a primary or main activity. Fifty-nine percent, or 40 minutes, of primary eating/drinking time took place in the individual's home or yard and 20 percent (13 minutes) in a restaurant or bar, followed by 7 minutes of primary eating or drinking occurring at workplaces. This chart appeared in How Much Time Do Americans Spend on Food?, EIB-86, November 2011.


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