One in 10 households serve up three different dinners every night
One in 10 households serve up three different dinners every night due to fussy eaters and allergies, survey finds
More than one in ten households (11 per cent) serve up three different dinners each evening due to rising allergies, food intolerances and fussy eaters.
Only three in five (61 per cent) eat the same meal when cooking with the average family making 1.5 different dishes.
Almost a quarter (23 per cent) said they typically made two meals, while two per cent four or more.
The Marks and Spencer survey of 2,000 people found the leading cause of different plates was vegetarianism, affecting 14 per cent of families and vegans, accounting for six per cent.
Other leading reasons were dairy-free, ruling out any dinners involving cheese and milk for eight per cent of families.
Only three in five (61 per cent) eat the same meal when cooking with the average family making 1.5 different dishes
Gluten intolerance – often a feature of bread sauce, pigs in blankets and Yorkshire puddings – was behind different dishes for seven per cent while six per cent were nut free.
Sophia Linn, M&S Eat Well Nutritionist said: ‘The festive season is a time for families to spend quality time together, and a highlight is of course tucking into that Christmas lunch.
‘However, families may find they are increasingly navigating the new normal of multi-meal households as people present a unique set of dietary preferences and requirements.’
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