Do you eat alone? Do you prefer it?

According to June Jo Lee, Hartman Group food ethnographer and vice president of strategic insights, 47% of all eating occasions today happen when we are alone. A recent report by Lee describes how this solo-dining trend underscores how profoundly our eating culture has changed. Many say they prefer this alone time to catch up on email, social media or a good book. Many watch television. Do you prefer to eat alone or with others? If you eat alone, how often do you do so? Pros? Cons?

Sandy Todd Webster

Sandy Todd Webster is the editor in chief of IDEA’s award-winning publications. She is Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified and is a Rouxbe Certified Plant-Based Professional cook.

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