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Readers Reveal Their Healthy (or Not) Snacking Habits

 
Survey Questions Reader Responses
I would describe my workplace snacking as…
A couple of times a day, I need a pick-me-up 63.48 %
A couple of times per week, I'm not a big snacker 23.68 %
I never snack at work 6.55 %
A constant, all-day activity: My desk drawer looks like a mini-mart 6.30 %
I bring snacks to work…
Every day, I know the importance of being prepared 44.05 %
I stock up occasionally and refill as needed 24.30 %
At least 3 times a week 13.16 %
Once a week if I remembert 11.14 %
Never, there's always a fully stocked kitchen/vending machine 7.34 %
My snack attack usually hits me (choose all that apply)…
Between 2 and 4 p.m. 66.41 %
Between 9:30 and 11 a.m. 38.38 %
Whenever I get stressed or need a break 18.43 %
It varies from day to day; there's no specified time 17.93 %
All day long 7.07 %
Right after lunch 6.31 %
When I need a snack from the vending machine or cafeteria at work, the snacks are usually (check all that apply)…
Salty chips and pretzels 34.34 %
Sugary candies and energy bars 31.31 %
None of the above, I don't get snacks out of the vending machine or cafeteria 30.56 %
Nuts like almonds ,cashews, peanuts, etc. 26.01 %
We don't have a vending machine/cafeteria 20.96 %
Baked goods like muffins, cakes, bagels,etc. 16.92 %
Fresh fruits and vegetables 16.16 %
Dairy products like yogurt or cheese 11.87 %
My ideal workplace snack is (check all that apply)…
Nutritious 76.52 %
Satisfying 68.43 %
Convenient 63.13 %
Flavorful 59.09 %
Portable 58.33 %
Filled with protein 43.94 %
Wholesome 43.69 %
Has natural ingredients 39.39 %
When I have a wholesome snack at work (check all that apply) I feel…
I feel in control of my diet/eating habits 64.39 %
Feel good about myself 58.59 %
Am satisfied and don't need another snack before my next meal 41.41 %
Believe that my productivity increases 22.22 %
Don't notice a difference in the way I feel 4.55 %
When my office has leftover food, I (choose only one answer)…
Turn to my arsenal of wholesome snacks I keep to avoid temptation 31.22 %
Avoid it because I don't trust myself around bad food options 26.65 %
Try to pick at healthy options but am ultimately dissatisfied 23.86 %
Indulge completely 18.27 %
My office vending machine (pick all that apply)…
Is a dieter's trap 42.43 %
Offers nothing but unsatisfying snacks 36.20 %
Is a black hole of guilt 26.41 %
Has a variety of smart snack options 3.15 %
Expects me every day around 3 p.m. 5.93 %
At work I have regrets about what I snack on (choose only one)…
1-3 times per week 54.43 %
Never, I always make good snacking choices 39.75 %
At least 4 times per week 5.82 %
How many hours a week do you typically work?
40-60 hours 41.41 %
25-40 hours 38.89 %
25 hours or fewer 17.42 %
61+ hours 2.27 %
What is your age?
25-34 32.83 %
35-44 27.27 %
45-54 25.51 %
55-64 9.09 %
18-24 4.87 %
65+ 0.51 %