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Going Out to Dinner and Getting Takeout Is Ruled By This Age Group

October 06, 2015 2 min read

Whether it's going out to eat or calling it in, there are plenty of people who opt for staying out of the kitchen when it comes to consuming food. But who takes the cake? Apparently it's young people over any other age group, and a lack of cooking skills could be the cause. a recent poll found that young people prefer takeout and going out to eat over cooking Discovered from a poll conducted by BBC’s Good Food magazine, which asked 5,000 British adults about their cooking and eating habits, it was found that people between 16 and 24 years of age spend an average of £63.65 per week on food, whereas adults spend £57.30. As for their culinary skills, the younger participants of the study noted that it was their lack of knowledge that lead them to opt out of creating meals from scratch. Children’s food campaigner Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of the natural fast-food chain Leon, said that these results are simply "depressing." "Learning to cook is so important. It’s very expensive if you don’t learn to feed yourself but it can also be a one-way ticket to a life plagued by diabetes and obesity," he said. "I think we are a generation who wants everything now," Rebecca Heslop, a 26-year-old food and fitness blogger said. "It's easier to order takeaways on the way home from work than go to the supermarket, buy ingredients and cook a meal. That's just too time consuming." "I guess priorities have shifted as the world has become more accessible to the younger generation. For many, it's about cramming so much into each day - from meeting friends to going to gigs and playing sports, not to mention many hours spent on mobiles and online," travel and food blogger Chloe Gunning, who runs the site wanderlustchloe.com, says. "When I went to university I watched friends spending lots on takeaways and ready meals and was keen to save money for things I really enjoyed, such as travel." What do you think of these findings? Source: Huffington Post Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_112011" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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