Food at work adds up to a lot of extra, often empty, calories: Study

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Donuts, cookies, pastries, the candy dish, the vending machine and more — are office foods making people fat?

Perhaps. The first national study looking at what people eat at work and found that workers took in an average of 1,200 calories worth of food and beverages per person, per week. The foods they ate came from a variety of places — the cafeteria, vending machines, common areas and even meetings and worksite social events — and sometimes were even free.

The study surveyed 5,222 employees across the U.S., asking what foods they got from their workplace during a …read more