Dutchies don’t like to be distracted when having their dinner

How do you like to eat your dinner? Do you like to watch something while you gobble some food? Or do you prefer to not be distracted from the food at all? Well, according to a recent study, Dutch people like to keep their phones away and their Netflix off, reports RTL Nieuws. 

According to a study of more than 1,000 Dutchies conducted by the Nutrition Centre

Spending more time for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Dutchies are spending more time enjoying their meals than they did five years ago. They take about 29 minutes for dinner. 60% of them like to eat more consciously and three-quarters of them eat at the table. They’re also giving more importance to breakfast and lunch: they schedule in around 15 minutes for breakfast and 21 minutes for lunch.

Dutchies are eating more consciously

Only 4% of the responders on the study said that they scroll through social media while they are having their dinner. 19% of them prefer not to be distracted but 25% of them said that they like to watch something while they eat. A whopping 52% of them said that they talk to a loved one.

Dutch people are not only eating more consciously but they also like to eat food that they cooked themselves! They try to make food at least 5.5 times a week, while ready-made meals or takeaway is eaten only once a week. However, people over 55 cook more often than young people. They also eat more attentively than younger people do.

How do you like to eat your meals? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Image: Jan Vašek/Pixabay 

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in December 2019, and was fully updated for your reading pleasure in September 2021.

Kavana Desai
Kavana Desaihttps://medium.com/@kavanadesai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.

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