Author: Reginaldo Gomes
Program of Study: Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

Having lunch at office desk (https://www.splendidtable.org/story/who-broke-the-lunch-break-bee-wilson-considers-the-disappearance-of-lunchtime)

Research has found that more than half of Americans spend less than 30min on lunch break. As a Brazilian who recently moved to Chicago, I’ve been experiencing this in a firsthand. Why is the lunch break in America so short? What are the impacts on our health?

 

References: 

  • Average lunch-break time in America and different countries.

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/survey-56-of-employees-take-a-lunch-break-of-30-minutes-or-less

  • American perception about lunch break (OnePoll and Eggland’s Best).

https://nypost.com/2018/08/30/half-of-us-workers-dont-feel-like-they-can-take-a-real-lunch-break/

  • Relation of lunch break time and impacts on health.

https://www.splendidtable.org/story/who-broke-the-lunch-break-bee-wilson-considers-the-disappearance-of-lunchtime