If so, how long is and what do you do during that time? For the past few years, I have ate at my desk and worked so that I could pick up my son from school. With my new position, I can't eat at my desk and for most days, I will need to take a one hour lunch break. I can not eat at my desk at all. We don't have a break room but I can eat in the conference room if it is not occupied. I bring my lunch and on nice days I will probably eat at the park right next to us. When school starts back, I will be able to volunteer as a reading mom to my son's class. I am so not use to taking a lunch break so this will be a huge change for me.