The Report

New research by food psychologist Dr. Barbara Stewart-Knox of The Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) at the University of Ulster and Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has reveals a link between high work-related stress and EU workers’ increased likelihood to snack on unhealthy foods high in fat, sugar and salt.

“Stress and snacking: a study of the European office” is available for download here:

The report contains brand new research, which recorded the stress levels and eating habits of 4,980 office workers in UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

The findings reveal that workers experiencing high levels of stress are significantly more likely to snack outside of their main meals, and when they do so, they are more likely to choose unhealthy snacks.

  • Stress and Snacking June 2012 - English - Download

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  • Stress and Snacking June 2012 - Spanish - Download