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12 ways to eat healthily at work Office snacking is on the increase, and UK workers are feeling the effects – a recent study found the average female worker consumes a staggering one-third of her daily calorie allowance on snacks alone! When those hunger pangs hit, Emma Cooke looks at the best ways to eat healthily at your desk

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GRAZE

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Have your snacks delivered to your desk with a customised Graze box. Take your pick from 100 nutritious options, including nuts, seeds, dried fruits, crackers, olives and flapjacks, choose which days you want a delivery, then you'll receive your box via Royal Mail – genius! We love the Guilt-Free High Tea. From £3.89. graze.com

If you want ethically produced sandwiches, salads or breakfast platters delivered to your office meeting, Tossed uses Fairtrade ingredients, free-range chickens and sustainable fish. Any food waste is given to the homeless in Covent Garden. Platters from £14.95 (available in London and at Bluewater). tosseduk.com

These guilt-free gourmet yogurts are a must-add to your weekly shopping list. They contain probiotics, have no artificial additives or preservatives and are 95% fat free. We love the fresh fruit flavours, but Russian Fudge is our favourite! Available from Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, £2.39 for a 500ml pot. thecollectivedairy.co.uk

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DINING DIVAS

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Whether you need a business lunch or simply some baguettes and salads delivered to your workplace, Dining Divas caters for all occasions. We love the spiced red lentil, tomato and coconut soup, which gives a taste of the exotic to eating at your desk. diningdivas.co.uk

Pod bites are a healthy but indulgent alternative to traditional confectionery. Dry roasted edamame beans are coated in dark chocolate or yoghurt and they promise to contain 35% less fat than chocolate-covered raisins. Yes please! From £2.95 for 100g. podbites.co.uk

We have always trusted McVitie's for our biscuit fix, and Go Ahead cakes and biscuit bars are perfect for fixing those mid-morning munchies. Our favourite are the Fruit Bakes – wheat biscuits with a soft fruit filling. Yummy! Available nationwide, £2.39 for six. goahead.co.uk

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B A D H A B I T S A recent survey taken by Ipsos Mori reveals that:

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of office employees are REGULAR SNACKERS

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BAD EATING HABITS in the office account for a loss of PRODUCTIVITY of at least 15%

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of workers DON’T have BREAKFAST or LUNCH

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POPCHIPS

PROPERCORN

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Popchips aren’t fried, they’re 'popped' with a little heat and pressure for a snack so tasty you won’t even notice that it’s (gasp!) healthier. Originating from California (where else?), you can now take your pick from five flavours. We can’t stop popping them in our mouths! Find them at Waitrose for 69p. popchips.co.uk

Gourmet popcorn – whatever next? Scientists now say popcorn contains more antioxidants than fruit and vegetables – one 30g serving has up to 300mg of antioxidants, which is nearly double what you'd find in the same serving of fruit. Propercorn comes in four flavours and costs 80p per packet. propercorn.com

The slogan says it all: Eat Beautiful. The lunchtime menu contains salads, sushi and sandwiches, as well as rice cakes and honey cashews for those mid-morning munchies. Although aimed at people who lead an active lifestyle, if you’re feeling inactive the company will deliver to selected London locations. itsu.com

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FRUIT FOR THE OFFICE

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Keep the workforce healthy and motivated with fresh fruit delivered to your office. For 50% off your first order, enter PA50* at the checkout. The standard Fresh range starts from £18.99 for 10 people. *Discount cannot be used for upgrades. fruitfortheoffice.co.uk

Known to be energy-boosting, mind-focusing and metabolism-fuelling, one cup of this drink contains the same antioxidants as 10 cups of green tea. Need more convincing? Mighty Matcha (£19.99 for 30g) was awarded a gold star in the Great Taste Awards 2012. mightymatcha.com

It can be hard to resist the lure of a high-sugar energy drink. Instead, why not try the South American alternative, Yerba Mate tea (£3.49 for 15 bags)? This natural drink has been used for centuries by native tribes to focus, rejuvenate and naturally energise the body. teapigs.com

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