Eating at Home
"A meal is about civilizing children. It's about teaching them to become a member of their culture." -Robin Fox, Profesor of Social Therapy at Rutgers University
The very first restaurant in the world opened in Paris in 1765. A tavern keeper, Monsieur Boulanger, served a signle dish, sheep's dish simmer in a white sauce.
In 1900 2% of meals were eaten outside the home.
In 2012 43% were eaten away from home.
"People say they don't have time to cook. Yet in the last few years we have found an extra two hours a day for the internet." -Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma
Compared with teens who rarey have family dinner, those who have them five or more times a week are 42% less likely to drink alcohol, 59% less likely to smoke cigarettes & 66% less likely to try marijuana." -Laurie David, author of The Family Dinner
America's favorite home-cooked dish?
1 in 5 breakfasts is from McDonald's. -Huffington Post
When people cook most of their meals at home, they consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar & less fat than those who cook less or not at all. -Julia A. Wolfson, Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future