Survey: workers skip breakfast

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 23 May 2008

Citation

(2008), "Survey: workers skip breakfast", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 38 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2008.01738cab.060

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Survey: workers skip breakfast

Article Type: Food Facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 38, Issue 3.

Breakfast is a meal that consumers are missing, a new study has found. Although often called the most important meal of the day it seems that this is not the case for many staff, with only 63 per cent of those surveyed in a new Iposos Mori reports making time for the meal. The survey, commissioned by Baxter Storey, discovered that 17 per cent of respondents regularly skip food in the morning and another 17 per cent will only make time to eat first thing one to three times a week. However, it has been suggested that such trends affect the productivity in the workplace.

Matt Barker, an independent performance and nutrition specialist said that many benefits can be seen from eating breakfast. "What people eat or don't eat and when has a definite effect on productivity in the workplace and individuals need to ensure their food intake properly supports their working day" he said.