M&M supports family meal time

M&M Meat Shops is encouraging Canadians to embrace the tradition of the family dinner.

M&M Meat Shops is encouraging Canadians to embrace the tradition of the family dinner.

On Thursday, Sept. 19, M&M Meat Shops is asking Canadians to take time out of their busy schedules to participate in the ninth annual National Family Dinner Night.

A recent national study completed for M&M Meat Shops reveals that fewer families are making family meal time part of their daily lives. Nearly 10 per cent of Canadians say that they never have dinner with their partner or their family, and fewer than 40 per cent sit down with their family for a daily meal.

In younger generations, the decline of the family dinner night tradition is even more pronounced.  Only 33 per cent of Canadians aged 18 to 34 regularly take part in a family dinner night.

“It’s not a surprise that Canadians aren’t as likely as they once were to sit down to a traditional, nightly, family dinner,” said Mac Voisin, founder of M&M Meat Shops. “Canadians are busier than ever before and with so many responsibilities it can be hard to find quality family time.

“National Family Dinner Night encourages families and friends to take time out of their busy schedules and reconnect over a meal.”