National Make Lunch Count Day:
The United States commemorates the 13th day of April every year as the National Make Lunch Count Day to spread awareness among its citizens regarding the importance of having lunch breaks in between work.
|2022||13th April||Wednesday||United States|
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Why National Make Lunch Count Day?
Most of us, or maybe all of us, have been through those days when the clock hanging on our house walls doesn’t allow us to ingest our breakfast, the most important meal for the day, waiting for our hands to reach out to it at the table. The haste to reach our workplace on time compels us to skip breakfast and is overcome only with the thought to cover the nutrition lost with a healthy lunch in the day. But, down in the dumps lie our hopes, when the day is spent dealing with hefty work schedules and no time to move away from the desk.
As per a study undertaken by TGI, a majority of U.S. workers suffer from F.O.L.O. – ‘Fear Of Lunching Out.’ The study revealed that 73 percent of workers eat lunch at their desks at least twice a week due to the inability to leave the desk. On the other hand, one-third of workers eat their lunch at their desks every day of the week. These statistics are enough to provide an insight into the deteriorating balance of health in life due to cut-throat competition in the industry, which increases work pressure on the employees. To spread awareness about this issue that remains brushed aside by most of the employees and employers, the National Make Lunch Count Day is observed in the country.
The day is used to spread awareness among the people to make lunch breaks an important part of their work schedules. Although, sometimes people misunderstand in a way and take short breaks for lunch only to return to their desks as soon as possible. This is important to remember that taking a break in between your work increases your productivity in the second half. So, get out of your desks or office building and feel a change in your ambiance to enhance your work productivity.
How Can We Observe National Make Lunch Count Day?
Lunch is an important part of our daily routine. So, to celebrate the day dedicated to your lunch, you may follow some tips here.
- Gather your co-workers: If you feel like you are the only one hunching out of your desk for lunch breaks, then gather some of your colleagues and steal some time for yourselves.
- Use your breaks: Take out 20-30 minutes of your vigorous work schedule to have your lunch and refresh your mind after getting all that work stress out of your brain with healthy eating and a bit of walking.
- Share your memories of co-lunching: Take on social media with a new trend of co-lunching with your working mates and share the pictures using hashtags like #NationalMakeLunchCountDay and #Co-Lunching, to spread awareness about the need of having lunch breaks.
Interesting Facts About National Make Lunch Count Day:
Let’s get on some astonishing facts to help you count lunch as important.
- Make Lunch Count Day was started to educate people about the importance of lunch.
- Lunch raises your blood sugar level in the middle of the day, making you able to focus for the rest of the afternoon.
- It has been proven that people who don’t eat lunch tend to gain more weight. So, better not miss your lunch during work.
- According to statistics presented by Forbes, 22% of North American employees consider employees taking regular lunch breaks as less hard-working, thereby compelling the employees to skip lunch.
- Forbes also reports that about 38% of employees do not feel encouraged to have lunch.
- It is advised to take at least half an hour to eat lunch in a calm and restful environment with co-workers. This will help you to digest the food and drink consumed without any pain or discomfort.
History Of National Make Lunch Count Day:
The TGI, in the year 2016, declared the 13th day of April to be observed as the National Make Lunch Count Day in the United States annually. The move was put forward to relieve the U.S. workers of their increasing work pressure and realize the importance of having lunch breaks on time between their work hours.