Lunch break preferences in Italy 2019

According to a survey conducted as of 2019, 78 percent of the students in Italy having lunch at their place of study tended to have cooked food brought from home. Similarly, 65 percent of the employees having lunch break at their workplace declared that they preferred eating meals prepared at home. By contrast, it emerged that 21 percent of the employees and 13 percent of the students taking part in the survey had take-away food when dining out at lunchtime.

What food do you eat when you are having lunch at work, at your place of study or when you are out?

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,200 respondents

Age group

18-55 years

Special properties

Students and employees having lunch out at least twice/three times a week

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "In particolare, quando mangia in ufficio/sul luogo dove studia o in giro per la cittĂ , consuma soprattutto...?"

The source does not provide any information regarding the methodology utilized for the interviews.

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