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Brits’ Aversion to Fruit Compromises Productivity

By Paperstone on April 28, 2011 in Catering

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On the basis that we Brits spend around 60 percent of our waking lives working and that we should be eating five portions of fruit and veg every day, we should try to eat three pieces at work. But a OnePoll survey commissioned by fruit and veg delivery company Fruitdrop has found that only ten percent of UK office workers eat three piece of fruit or veg while they’re at work.

Fruit and veg are sources of vitamins which help ward off colds and ‘flu. Sick days cost the UK economy some £17 billion a year.

Said Ben Thompson, Managing Director at Fruitdrop, “I was shocked by the results; it’s worrying to think that so many people are eating very little fruit at work. This should act as a wake-up call for employers, providing fruit for your workforce is really simple and can have a big impact on raising morale and improving productivity.”

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