RICARDO’s Great Canadian Survey in collaboration with Leger Marketing

RICARDO’s Great Canadian Survey
in collaboration with Leger Marketing

How Canada eats

It isn’t every day that we get to ask the country our burning food-related questions.

To find out more about how we eat, shop and cook, we asked Canadians about their daily habits. From meal planning to guilty pleasures, we were surprised and inspired by the results—with soundbites from our panel of experts (Ricardo, Brigitte, food sociologist Jean-Pierre Lemasson, food laureate Anita Stewart and environmentalist David Suzuki) included.


After polling Canadians on their eating habits, here's a sampling of what we discovered.

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72% of Canadians eat breakfast just about every morning.
22% of Canadians say pasta is the dish they eat most as a family.
14% of Canadians surf the web while at the dinner table.
60% of Canadians learned to cook with their mothers.
12% of Canadians set a budget before going to the grocery store.
62% of Canadians consult grocery store flyers.
76% of Canadians use a slow cooker.
27% of Canadians grow their own vegetables.
51% of Canadians order takeout at least once a week.
56% of Canadians look at the nutritionals facts label when shopping.
31% of Canadians drink wine at least once a week.
43% of Canadians make their own preserves.

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