No time to cook; Seattle P-I quotes WSU professor

Fewer than one-third of American households are making meals from scratch — a noticeable 7 percent decline from just two years ago, according to survey results by the Institute of Food Technologists, printed in the Feb. 15 issue of the Seattle Post Intelligencer.

“Everyone is going so fast,” said Barry Swanson, a professor of food and nutrition at Washington State University, who was not surprised at the results. “People today want their food prepared for them or fixed in advance.”

Swanson said the trend toward pre-prepared food for family meals has accelerated during the past 10 to 15 years as Americans would rather pay food preparers for the service than spend the time fixing it themselves.

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