Sainsbury report highlights value of social eating

Sainsbury Living Well Index 2018

Henry Worthington

Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research

In addition to covering the degree of financial stress in low income families and the extent to which Transport links affect wellbeing, this reports includes specific data on the correlation of eating alone and wellbeing.

Everything else equal, someone who ‘never’ sits down to eat alone had a living well score 7.9 points higher than someone reporting that they ‘always’ ate their sit-down meals alone.
… more than a third of those suffering from a health condition reported eating alone ‘most’ or ‘all of the time’, compared to just 22 per cent of those who did not have a health condition.

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