Progressive Grocer

JUN 2016

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Retail Foodservice: The Demise of the Family Dinner What happened to the evening meal around the family table? Life happened, that's what, according to a recent Tyson Foods' study of key family groups. 1,2 It's simply the inevitable consequence of busy schedules, no time to cook and different palates to please, said the parents. But when Tyson asked kids about their perceptions of dinnertime, they got an unexpected response. They crave family time at the dinner table, and they're not always getting it. Micro-Intentionals: Clear intention about how they raise their kids; proactive in bringing their intention to life. Macro-Intentionals: Intentional parenting style but in practice are more passive, preferring to let their kids experience life for themselves with some guidance. Present but Passive: No clear intention and are very passive about raising their kids.

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