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What's for dinner?

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By Meg Sullivan

Published Aug 8, 2007 11:24 AM


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In Los Angeles, it's more likely to be a Hamburger Helper concoction and salad from a ready-to-eat bag of greens rather than takeout from a fast-food restaurant.

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That's the picture researchers from UCLA's Center on Everyday Lives of Families got in the first academic study to track American families as they made dinner.

"People actually spend quite a fair amount of time cooking, but they're incorporating a lot of so-called convenience foods," said Margaret Beck, a researcher at the center and author of the study, which appears in the current issue of the peer-reviewed British Food Journal. "Some people are just grabbing food kits off store shelves and adding water."

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