Author: Reginaldo Gomes

Program of Study: PhD in Molecular Engineering, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME)

Having lunch at office desk. (Source:

Description: 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?

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

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

  • Relation of lunch break time and impacts on health.