Canadians Prioritize Screens as Opposed to People at the Dinner Table

Everyone has been guilty of this at some point.

But it seems like more and more Canadians are prioritizing screens as opposed to people while at the dinner table.

Around 29 per cent (one in three) Canadians, according to a recent press release, have admitted to spending more than four hours of their free time everyday engaging with screens. And a whopping 43 per cent said they spend under one hour everyday enjoying meals with their friends and family.

Despite this, 92 per cent of Canadians say they do want to spend more time with their loved ones while eating, according to a recent President’s Choice (PC) survey.

The act of eating together is very simple, yet the positive impacts are significant,” Uwe Stueckmann, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Loblaw Companies Limited, said in a recent press release.

We know moments and memories are created while sharing meals together, conversations are created with our children, healthier meals are eaten, and we leave the table happier and more connected with the ones we love.”

PC(r) has released its third PC Eat Together(tm) film which is a 90-second film that aims to influence New Year’s resolution lists and promote eating together across the country.

Do you have a screen on you while eating?

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