Breakfast is often thought of as the most important meal of the day, but lunch may be even more critical. According to one study, almost 90 percent of employees say taking a lunch break makes them feel refreshed and ready to go back to work. Lunch breaks also increase productivity and creativity. Knowing all the benefits, it makes sense to encourage everyone to take that crucial midday break. Promotional lunch bags can help remind them to step away from their desks to recharge for the afternoon ahead.
About 62 percent of professionals eat lunch at their desks, meaning they’re missing out on the chance to take a break. Encourage staff to get away from their work and connect with one another. This has a number of benefits, including creating networking opportunities, fostering friendships and boosting productivity. Offer employees a Soup & Sandwich Lunch Set or a Bagged Noodle Bowl Lunch Set and encourage them to make use of the breakroom. Invite them to bring their favorite hot drinks by handing out Zippo® 3-in-1 Thermo-Flasks. It has two built-in cups—perfect for sharing.
Lunch breaks aren’t just for eating. A recent study showed multiple health and work benefits from taking a 30-minute walk times a week. A quick bit of physical activity during the lunch break can make workers more enthusiastic and less tense—with the added bonus of living a more healthy lifestyle. If your office is in walking distance from a park or other public area, encourage workers to walk there for lunch. Hand out promotional coolers, like the KOOZIE® Drawstring Backpack Kooler or Chill by Flexi-Freeze Backpack Cooler, to encourage them. The Bowie Vacuum Bottle is great lunch addition—it works with both hot and cold beverages.
Healthy eating on the go isn’t easy. Help them stay on track with the Econo Round Portion Control Lunch Set. It includes three containers with measurement marks in both cups and ounces. The Thermos® Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid works with a Fitbit® to ensure adequate fluid intake. The Salad Shaker Set holds a nutritious salad (plus a fork and cup for dressing), and the BlenderBottle® ensures a tasty shake is never far away.
The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center has a lot to say about how critical a midday meal is for students, no matter their age. Schools, daycares and parent organizations can help ensure healthy lunches are not forgotten. The Paws and Claws Lunch Bag makes lunch fun for even the pickiest of eaters! Pair lunch with a Paws and Claws Foldable Bottle to keep them hydrated. For older students who are constantly on the move, the Cutlery and Infuser Bottle To Go Set provides everything they need for a quick lunch.
Help everyone take time for lunch
At work or school, lunch provides critical fuel to get through the day. Encouraging people to take care of themselves—and offering them promotional lunch bags—can help them have better, more productive days.