Harassed Britons too busy for lunch

Most Britons are so overworked they often skip lunch.

A total of 51 per cent said the pressures of modern life usually leave them with no time for a lunch break, while almost half (48 per cent) think a lunch break is a thing of the past.

Women are more likely to work through lunch than men (33 per cent compared with 20 per cent), according to a survey.

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The study also found that more than half of Britons (53 per cent) usually eat their evening meal in front of the television and 31 per cent watch TV over breakfast.

It revealed a yearning from people to have fewer distractions, with 78 per cent wishing they had more time to enjoy a meal.

When Britons do settle down to a family meal, 84 per cent agreed eating good food increased productivity and a sense of well-being, the study for French cheese specialist President found.