Another variation of Jeanette's description:
Italians start their day generally with a small sugar laced pastry and an espresso. This light breakfast keeps them going for about 5 hours when everyone heads home for lunch and siesta. Lunch typically is carb rich but with home cooked pasta and bread. They keep fresh fruit handy, in case they get hungry between meals. Dinner at around 8pm includes meat and veggies either cooked or tossed in a salad.