Workers Log An Extra 16 Days A Year, Gobbling Lunch At Desk

eating lunch on the job
eating lunch on the job


It's no secret that Americans are working longer and harder than ever. Now, a new poll shows more of us are forgoing the lunch hour and opting instead for a quick bite huddled over our keyboards.

A recent survey of workers found that 62 percent of those with desk jobs typically ate lunch at their desks. The most common reason given was to save time and money, according to the 2011 study by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Conagra Foods, which focused on food safety.