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Reasons for increased consumption of cereal products during lockdown in France 2020

The lockdown implemented by the French government in response to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 meant that people were ordered to stay at home, with an exception for essential tasks and essential workers.
21 percent of French people increased their consumption of cereal products during this time. The fact these products keep well, so people did not have to go grocery shopping every day, and that there was more time to cook than usual were the two main reasons put forward by respondents for this change in eating habits.

Why did you eat more cereal products during lockdown?*

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

July 21-22, 2020

Number of respondents

1,010 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

People who ate more cereal products during lockdown, i.e. 21 percent of respondents

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "For what reasons?"

The term "cereal products" includes products such as bread, pasta, flour, rice, semolina, breakfast cereals, cakes, etc.

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