Maybe it's time to put down that office donut.
The food and beverages that were analyzed by the researchers were that which the employees purchased at work from vending machines or cafeterias or which were obtained for free at meetings, social events at workplaces, common areas, etc.More news: Resident Evil 2 Remake: Trailer, Release Date, and Everything We Know
The researchers are now examining the specific foods commonly purchased from vending machines and cafeterias in the workplace.
These "free" calories came from a number of sources, namely breakroom staples like coffee and tea (sweetened or with cream) and soft drinks, but there were also a number of other foods on the list: sandwiches, cookies, brownies, french fries, pizza, and salad.
Workplaces across America provide their employees with foods high in salt and refined grains and low in whole grains and fruit, according to research presented Monday at the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting. They can install vending machines which come with healthier options and ensure the employees are offered with healthier choices at the workplace cafeterias.
Nearly 25 percent of study participants reported eating food from work at least once a week, and the average weekly calories obtained from these foods was around 1,300. In addition, employers could regulate foods in cafeterias or vending machines, supplying only those that follow nutritional guidelines. "We hope that the results of our research will help increase healthy food options at worksites in the United States". Almost 1,300 calories a week.More news: Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar
The researchers conducted a survey of 5,222 employees to ask them about the food they get for free at work during a seven-day period.
The researchers say that employers could help their employees eat better at work by using worksite wellness programs to promote healthy options that are also appealing.
More than 20 percent of Americans get food from work at least once a week and much of it, by any stretch of gooey oozy pizza cheese, is not healthy for us, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) - Many working Americans obtain food and beverages from work, and these foods often do not align with dietary guidelines, according to a study presented during Nutrition 2018, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, held from June 9 to 12 in Boston.More news: United States, Mexico and Canada To Host 2026 World Cup