New research shows that being overweight and having a poor diet can reduce productivity in the workplace.

* Research in Scotland found that 56% of Scots thought a person’s weight could affect their job.

* A further 72% of those questioned believed the type of food you eat has an impact on your job.

* 70% of workers in Scotland blamed eating badly at work for weight gain, while 49% said a lack of time and work stress made it difficult for them to be motivated to eat healthily.

Source: Developing Patient Partnerships