One in three likely to skip lunch breaks

Julia Kollewe

Nearly a third of us skip lunch breaks when we're at work because we feel we can't take any time off. The figure (30%) is an improvement on the 37% who said they were unlikely to take a lunch break two years ago, but is still high. Another problem is that over a third of employers who offer food don't offer any healthy grub.

At the same time, 43% of employees say their bosses actually encourage lunch breaks in a bid to look after staff health.