CDC: Work food could be affecting your waistline

Average weekly calories consumed through food at work topped 1,200

By Lexi Suda - Producer

New research suggests food available at your workplace may be making you fat.

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 23 percent of U.S. adults get food or drinks at work at least once a week. 

This can be through a vending machine, cafeteria or free during a meeting. 

The average weekly calories consumed through food at work topped 1,200. The foods often have a low nutritional value -- are high in calories, high sodium and made with refined grains.

Improving the nutritional quality of foods available in your workplace can be a major component in wellness efforts. 

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