Bad eating habits choke workforce

Starting the day on an egg appears to be a thing of the past. A recent survey of office workers' eating habits for BaxterStorey reveals a gaping hole in the nation's appetite.

Many employees struggle through the working day without breakfast, according to the survey, while some ignore both breakfast and lunch.

This costs an estimated £17bn in lost productivity, equivalent to nearly 97m lost working days a year.

Although most employees (92%) do have lunch (usually sandwiches - 68%) many don't drink enough during the day. Fluid intake levels are below what they should be for optimum health and performance, with only 11% having the recommended eight or more drinks during the working day.

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