Poll: People eating in more
December 11, 2008
People are going out less and eating in more, according to a poll from Parade Magazine. Forty-eight percent of respondents say they eat out less than they used to. Also, more than 80% of those surveyed have changed eating habits due to high grocery store prices, some 35% are making more meals from scratch, 28% are buying more bulk products and 42% have switched to less expensive brands. Healthy foods such as fresh vegetables have also gone up in cost, leaving 21% of those surveyed planting their own vegetable gardens, which are now a $1.4 billion-a-year industry, according to the National Gardening Association.