A CDC survey showed about 25% of working adults obtain food or beverages at work at least once per week, but many of the foods are high in calories, processed grains, salt and added sugar. The average worker consumed about 1,300 calories per week from office food and drinks. Among the top 10 items obtained at work — either free or purchased — were coffee, water, soft drinks, sandwiches and potato chips. The highest calorie items people got at work — free or purchased — included pizza, soft drinks, sandwiches, chips, cookies, brownies, donuts, pastries and burgers.
Lightbulb Moment: The interesting questions here are – do consumers hold their employers responsible for their eating habits at work? Do they hold themselves responsible for what they eat at work? And do they eat differently when they are away from work?