Life Without Baby

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Childless people eat healthier diets than parents January 4, 2011

Filed under: Current Affairs,Health — Life Without Baby @ 6:00 am
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Here’s something to be happy about. According to a recent study by the University of Reading, we who are childless or childfree eat healthier than our parenting counterparts. On average, we eat about 2kg more fruits and vegetables over a fortnight, or translated into American English, more than 2lbs a week!

According to an article on

The study revealed that the presence of children in a household leads to a lower level of demand for fruit and vegetables and meat, and an increased demand for milk and dairy, cereals and potatoes.

The study took place in the UK, so I would add pizza, mac and cheese, and spaghetti to that list for the U.S.

So, if you haven’t had your recommended 5-a-day today, the question is, why not?


2 Responses to “Childless people eat healthier diets than parents”

  1. Colleen Says:

    Interesting. I have to say that I certainly think my cooking is definitely a lot more open to everything with just adults eating it and maybe with a little bit easier budget.

  2. lmanterfield Says:

    Agreed. I know I’m not afraid to throw something experimental together, knowing that small people won’t be poking at it saying, “What’s this?”

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