Lunch Advocates

Whole Foods Market Gets Behind Lunch

I like Whole Foods Market. In fact, I like it so much that I occasionally work there.

So imagine my surprise and delight to see an announcement for the new “Level Up Your Lunch” series coming to a few big cities on August 24. Box Lunch Lifestyle has been all about a better lunch for awhile now, so YAY for Whole Foods Market finally getting on board! (With the food part, anyway.) I can’t imagine a better lunch advocate to have on our side.

If you live in New York City or Miami, Florida, I hope you’ll take advantage of these upcoming events, and PLEASE send me a picture if you score one of the bento boxes illustrated by Will Bryant. (I’m already jealous.) But if you live in New York Mills, or Miami, New Mexico, Box Lunch Lifestyle is here for you. Keep building that more satisfying life you deserve. No waiting in line required.

Bento art by Will Bryant. Photo credit: Whole Foods Market®

Bento art by Will Bryant. Photo credit: Whole Foods Market®

Lunch Advocate: Daniel H. Pink

In his book WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Mr. Pink offers this advice:

“…if you’re concerned about the peril of the afternoon, start taking more seriously the often-maligned and easily dismissed meal called lunch.” (p. 64)

“…it’s time we paid more attention to lunch, because social scientists are discovering it’s far more important to our performance than we realize.” (p. 65)

Some studies, Mr. Pink says, show lunch-eaters were better able to deal with stress and generally had more energy not just for the day, but that recharging at lunch can pay off up to a year later.

What’s not to love about that?