– Nearly 90% of Poles eat meals together at least once a week, and half of them (46%) eat them every day. – More than half of Poles declare that everyone in their family tries to eat healthily and it is important to them, but only 12% of parents order healthy food for their children. – Almost 1/3 of us order home-delivered dinners. – More than half of Poles order dinner with delivery for their family most often because they did not have time to prepare it themselves, and 40% because they did not have the strength to prepare it. – The most popular dish delivered is pizza – as many as 78% of Poles order it for a family dinner.
Eating meals together has many advantages: while satisfying our hunger, we maintain good relationships, strengthen social bonds and a sense of belonging. Poles appreciate these benefits. According to the study “Do Poles still cultivate the tradition of eating together? Facts about the eating habits of Poles conducted on behalf of Glovo, nearly 2/3 of families plan meals together so that they can regularly celebrate lunch or dinner.
The tradition of eating together is deeply rooted in our country. Most of us attended family gatherings. It was then that we built and strengthened family bonds. And even though the world has clearly accelerated and it is increasingly difficult for us to find time to eat meals together, this tradition seems to be unthreatened. As shown by the results of a study conducted by SW Research on behalf of Glovo, family meals are still very important to Poles. Nearly 90% of respondents declare that they eat meals together at least once a week, and half of them (46%) eat them every day.
Unfortunately, we do not always have the time and strength to prepare a meal ourselves. More than half of the study participants order dinner delivered most often because they did not have time to prepare it themselves, and 40% did not have the strength to prepare it. And ordering lunches delivered is becoming more and more popular. Almost 1/3 of respondents use this option 3 to 5 times a month, and over 60% use it 1 or 2 times.
Pizza and hamburgers – this is what Poles order
The queen of the delivery menu is… pizza. The Glovo study shows that as many as 78% of Poles order this dish, and as 33% of the surveyed parents declare, they most often order margharita pizza for their children for dinner.
Hamburgers come in second place – chosen by 30% of respondents. The podium is closed by Asian cuisine – 25% of compatriots order their delivery.
Shared meals support healthy eating habits
Eating meals together is also an opportunity to support healthy eating habits. When we eat in company, we try to choose more nutritious dishes more often, we eat slower and we eat smaller portions.
According to the study “Do Poles still cultivate the tradition of eating together? Facts about the eating habits of Poles”, over half of respondents (58%) declare that everyone in their family tries to eat healthily. A larger percentage, 61% of study participants, claim that food is primarily intended to give pleasure – so each family member eats what they want. In turn, 38% of respondents who have children like to try new flavors.
How to plan meals together? Some useful tips
Plan at least one meal on a selected day of the week, and then gradually increase the number of days.
Think about which meals you can eat together as often as possible and agree with your household that this will be time just for you.
Involve your family in the preparation: children can wash vegetables or set the table, your partner can peel potatoes – this way you can spend time together while preparing the meal.
Don’t have difficult conversations while eating – this is supposed to be a time of relaxation!
If you don’t have time to cook dinner, order it home. The dishes you want, from your favorite restaurant, at a convenient time – Glovo will deliver it to you, and you will set the table.
 The study was conducted in the form of a computer-isted online survey (CAWI) in the period from June 27 to July 6, 2023 on a sample of 2,000 adult Poles.
Information source: Glovo