Research we're watching
If the contents of your lunch bag are looking less than wholesome, you're not alone. A survey sponsored by the American Heart Association found that more than half of Americans who eat lunch at work reported that their midday meal often falls short when it comes to good nutrition. In addition, 91% of those surveyed said they would be interested in making healthier lunch choices. So, what's making people choose less healthful lunch options? Top reasons included the convenience of unhealthy foods (cited by 60% of respondents), taste (54%), and a lack of healthy food options (cited by 43%). If you're looking to improve your own lunch quality, the American Heart Association offers some tips on its website at www.heart.org/healthyforlife.
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