While mums give their kids a healthy start to the day with a good breakfast, it has emerged that an alarming number of them don’t apply the same rules to themselves – a fifth of all mums in the UK say they don’t eat breakfast at all, or if they do they’ll eat it on the move.
The surprising news is the result of a poll of 6,000 mums across the UK, conducted by MyFamilyClub.co.uk, the UK’s first website dedicated to money saving just for families.
The results come as the world gears up to celebrate Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day on 19 May, which aims to inspire people to adopt better eating habits and eat better food.
One fifth of all mums in the Uk claims that they don’t eat breakfast
The poll was commissioned by MyFamily Club and conducted by family research consultancy mumpanel. 6,000 mums were asked about their breakfast habits with 8.1% saying they don’t eat breakfast and a further 10.3% saying they eat on the go. Some 34% of mums spend between 5-10 minutes eating; 24% between 10-20 minutes and 14% between 20-30 minutes. Just 9.7% said they spend more than 30 minutes on breakfast.
Most mums who skip breakfast said this is because they are pushed for time due to the increasing pressures from modern life.