Students in London are eating six takeaways and ready meals a week, spending £44.66 on processed food.
Time constraints discourage students from cooking from scratch with 89% from London admitting that ‘it takes too long’ and that they ‘don’t have the time’ to cook. The unhealthy habits don’t stop there as 51% of students also confessed that they buy food to snack on, such as crisps and chocolate.
The independent survey, commissioned by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute also revealed that households in London also consume five ready meals a week.
Apparently a lack of confidence in the kitchen plays a big role in this too, as 23% admit to not knowing how to cook fish. It also seems that convenience gets the better of London as 48% of families claim that they opt for ready meals since it’s quicker and easier than cooking a meal themselves.
Time constraints discourage students from cooking from scratch with 89% from London admitting that ‘it takes too long’ and that they ‘don’t have the time’ to cook.
Together with Alaska Seafood, TV-Chef Rachel Green is on a mission to help the nation eat well by creating a series of recipes that demonstrate just how easy it is to cook a healthy meal using fresh and frozen produce.
Often overlooked in favour of another meat or plant based protein, seafood is hugely beneficial to a healthy diet with unrivalled levels of omega three fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. So much so, the NHS recommends eating at least two portions of fish a week.
This piece of research confirmed that in fact 89% of students in the UK don’t eat the recommended amount of fish alongside 86% of adults surveyed.