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STUDY: If you ate alone today, you are not the only one


STUDY: If you ate alone today, you are not the only one

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 8, 2014

If you ate alone at any point today, you are not alone. In fact, you are part of the majority.

According to a new study released by the NPD Group, most Americans eat alone these days.

NPD researchers discovered that people eat alone 57 percent of the time -- that includes all three big meals and snacking.

Breakfast is the loneliest meal of the day with 60 percent eating alone. Not surprisingly, snacking had the highest percentage of people doing it alone. According to the research, three out of four snacks are eaten solo.

Dinner had the smallest percentage of people consuming food by themselves. Only one in three meals are a one-person affair at dinner time. As for lunch, 55 percent of people eat alone during that meal.

NPD says the growing number of solo meals is probably because there is a record-high number of people who currently live alone. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 27 percent of all U.S. households consist of only one person.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to