Long working hours leads to unhealthy eating

Burgers,
fry-ups and stodgy puddings are the most popular lunchtime meals for one in
three workers.

A
study of 500 people by recruitment agency Pertemps found that fatty foods were
the meal of choice, with few staff choosing vegetarian dishes or low-calorie
food in canteens.

Janet
McGlauhghlin from Pertemps said the trend for unhealthy eating was due to
longer and harder working hours with people finding it increasingly difficult
to find time for healthy living.

A
recent study of 560 workers undertaken on behalf of the Public and Commercial
Services Union found that most of the British workers surveyed said they missed
lunch or ate food at their desk at least once a week, with 20 per cent doing
this every day.

By Michael Millar

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