National Survey Confirms Back To School Season Is Busiest Time For Families


Great Taste Magazine - OC RestaurantFamilies everywhere are in “Back to School” mode. Getting back into a routine that can include everything from carpooling, packing lunches and attending an endless schedule of soccer games, ballet classes and play-dates galore, it’s no wonder 61 percent of parents report that Back to School season is the busiest time of year for their families. The results are part of a national survey of more than 5,000 parents of school-aged children conducted by the Macaroni Kid parent network in partnership with Balance Bar.

The majority of parents (77%) reported that between all members of their families, they have at 3 or more activities/events per week on average once school starts. Other results from the survey include:

· 80% of respondents said once school starts, they will be planning more meals and attending more sporting events for their kids.

· And 57% of parents said they try to have one meal together each day as a family to help balance their schedules.

Posted by Chantal Lozano