Plugged In: More Americans eating alone

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If you find yourself alone at mealtime, you are not… well, alone.

A new report from The NPD Group, a global information company, finds that more than 50-percent of Americans are alone during eating and beverage occasions.

Part of the reason is that more than a quarter of U.S. households, 27-percent to be exact, now consist of just one person, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is the highest level in U.S. history.

The survey found 60-percent of people eat breakfast alone. Fifty-five percent of Americans eat lunch solo. Dinner is the meal least likely to be eaten alone. Only 32-percent are alone at dinner.

Does it bother you to be alone at mealtime? Do you think it’s a sign that our society is becoming less social? We want to know what you think. Read more of the survey here, then leave your comments on our Facebook post below. Todd Meany will share your thoughts during Plugged In from 6:30 – 9 a.m.