Recent reports on the eating habits of children throughout North Yorkshire came as no surprise to school meals organisers in the county. The reports showed that many children regularly make a beeline for chips, crisps and fizzy drinks. So to tackle the problem of how to encourage children to make a more healthy choice, the Education Catering Service decided to adopt marketing methods used by other modern businesses. After all, a service industry with a turnover of several millions and employing 1500 staff must consider itself a business and look at its business through the eyes of the customer.
The Manchester Polytechnic Food and Nutrition Unit organised a conference in February 1989 entitled The Response of the Catering Industry to the Challenge of Healthy Eating. One of the aims of the conference was to offer interested parties the opportunity to meet in the North of England, rather than the more usual venue of London. The Health Education Authority, through its Look After Your Heart! campaign, encourage such local initiatives by funding through its local grant scheme. This conference was sponsored in this way and the numbers of people present reflected demand; one hundred and twenty people attended the conference. They included caterers, catering and nutrition lecturers from colleges and polytechnics, environmental health officers, health education officers, and consultant nutritionists and dietitians. There were nine speakers, with varied professional interests in the subject of healthy eating, and this contributed to a very full and stimulating day.
Last March a new force in the world of school catering emerged. Founded by a team of school catering specialists, the FEAST group was spurred into action by forthcoming changes in education and recent changes in social services legislation.
Children must meet various physical demands during the school day in order to be successful from both an educational and a social standpoint. They use important motor skills to…
Children must meet various physical demands during the school day in order to be successful from both an educational and a social standpoint. They use important motor skills to move in the halls, sit quietly at a desk, and participate with peers on the playground. Physical therapists play an important role in facilitating the development of these motor skills in order to allow for optimal participation and socialization for each student. This chapter provides a description of the various roles played by the physical therapist within the school setting. The physical therapist may provide direct service to children receiving related services, indirect service to teachers and other staff by providing instruction or recommendations for children within the classroom setting, and consultation for staff and administration addressing issues that affect the student population as a whole.
When the food which we ingest starts on its way along the path of the alimentary tract it is ordinarily regarded as having entered the body. It does, in truth, disappear from sight as soon as it has passed beyond the mouth and into the deeper recesses of the organism; but every one who is familiar with the structure of the long gastro‐intestinal tube—the digestive canal—realizes that the walls of the latter offer a pronounced barrier to the ready transport of the swallowed food materials to the various tissues and organs where it may be needed. To follow the nutrients into the stomach and upper intestine is comparatively easy; far more difficult, however, is the task of tracing their passage through the thick walls of the alimentary tract into the lymph and blood‐streams wherein they are distributed far and wide in the body.
Mental wellbeing brings in multiple benefits to employees and their organizations like better decision-making capacity, greater productivity, resilience and so on. The purpose of…
Mental wellbeing brings in multiple benefits to employees and their organizations like better decision-making capacity, greater productivity, resilience and so on. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship of a few antecedents of mental wellbeing like workplace spirituality, mindfulness and self-compassion, using structural equation modeling (SEM).
Using the convenience sampling method, data were collected from 333 employees of various organizations in India and SEM was performed using the R Program to test the hypotheses.
Results suggest that mindfulness and self-compassion influenced the mental wellbeing of employees. It was also observed that workplace spirituality has a significant influence on both mindfulness and self-compassion.
An in-depth review of the literature revealed that no previous studies had examined the complex relationship between workplace spirituality, mindfulness, self-compassion and the mental wellbeing of employees. This research suggests that workplace spirituality, mindfulness and self-compassion are important factors that influence employees' mental wellbeing, and it empirically tests this in a developing country context. The present study enriches the literature studies on mental wellbeing, mindfulness, self-compassion and workplace spirituality by integrating “mindfulness to meaning theory”, “socio-emotional selectivity theory”, and “broaden and build theory”.