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`Busy` parents putting fast food on table

Updated: Jul 09, 2013, 13:46 PM IST

London: Busy parents admit to having fed their kids ready meals and takeaways during their school week, according to a new survey.

The survey of the teatime habits of modern-day British citizen by Hello Fresh shows 50 percent of families call food once a week, with about 20 percent eating it thrice in a week, a Daily Express reported.

According to the study, people working outside their home spend on average one hour 21-minute-a-day looking after their kids, including at meal times.

50 percent of the six to eight-year-olds surveyed said that their parents fed them takeaway or microwave meals at least once a week.

And when they were asked which food they ate regularly, they replied crisps, chicken nuggets, ice cream and frozen pizza.

ANI