I thought these were astonishing statistics of the direction we continue to move in our eating habits.Â Below isÂ something that I got from "organics consumers" ebulletin.
"Less than a third of Americans are cooking their evening dinners from scratch, according to a new survey by the Institute of Food Technologists. The data shows a seven percent percent reduction over the past two years. Although 75% of Americans are eating their dinners at home, nearly half those meals are fast food, delivery, or takeout from restaurants or grocery delis. In fact, Americans spent more on fast food last year than on education. The "Slow Food" movement and the OCA are working to reverse these changes and bring families back to the dinner table, with the benefits of agricultural sustainability, better health, better relationships with friends and family, and darn good flavor. "
Learn more: http://www.organicconsumers.org/rd/slowfood.cfm
Can we do anything about it?Â Here a few suggestions.Â Add some more if you can, please.
- reduce your fast food consumption by at least 1/3
- invite friends over and cook a real meal
- grow and use some of your own vegetables (make an ebox)
- get a crockpot and use it at least once a week