Why You Should Probably Stop Snacking at Work

Wibbitz Top Stories - June 15, 2018

Why You Should Probably Stop Snacking at Work That extra cupcake from the break room is doing more damage than you thought.

A study from the CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was held to determine how much junk food employees consume while on the job.

The study focused on food and beverages available from vending machines, cafeterias, and for free in common areas, meetings and social events.

The results showed that participants were averaging 1,300 calories a week from snacking.

More than 70 percent of those calories was from free food.

Since we found that a lot of the foods obtained by employees were free, employers may also want to consider healthy meeting policies to encourage healthy food options at meetings and social events.

Stephen Onufrak We hope that the results of our research will help increase healthy food options at worksites in the U.S.

Stephen Onufrak While snacks might seem to work during the afternoon slump, these unhealthy options mixed with a desk job can lead to unwanted weight gain..

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