A new study by the Centers for Disease Control finds that not only is it common for us to get food at work, but that the food we eat while in the office is “high in empty calories, sodium, and refined grains, and low in whole grains and fruit.” Respondents averaged 1,080 food calories at work in a given week, with soda, sandwiches, chips, donuts, and pastries making up more than a third of those calories.
The way we work can also make us more aware of our food choices. It’s common now for folks to eat lunch in front of their computer, but doing so makes us less aware of what we’re eating.
The moral of the story: bring your own food to work and exercise discipline when passing by the donut bar. If you are a supervisor or own your own business, be concerned for your fellow employees' health. Clean up the workplace and provide only nutritious food and drinks. If someone wants to bring junk food from home, that's their choice. Don't provide it!