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Families' Sunday lunch off the menu

A FAMILY Sunday lunch could soon be a thing of the past as three-fifths of mothers admit they no longer prepare and eat a meal with their families on Sundays.

Nearly all the women surveyed said they would use pre-prepared foods, such as chicken nuggets, chips or pizza, when they are cooking meals for their children.

Just 90 out of 2,000 mothers questioned said that their family never eats such foods.



The poll, conducted by the UK Government's healthy living campaign Change4Life, found that, on average, children eat such foods twice a week.

New research was published this week highlighting links between processed meat and heart disease and cancer.

The study, involving half a million people, found that over a typical follow-up time of 12.7 years, the risk of dying was 44pc greater for high processed meat consumers.