Orlando Health workers hold union meeting today

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A group of employees plan to take the petition to CEO Sherrie Sitarik on Tuesday morning, and ask her to not implement the cuts, and to assure they can organize without repercussions. To combat employees’ efforts to unionize, Sitarik has been making the rounds through the eight-hospital system, which includes Orlando Regional Medical Center and Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, workers report. Orlando Health has nearly 16,000 workers, and is the fifth-largest employer in Central Florida. On Wednesday night, employees received an internal email from administration containing the health system’s position on unions, which said: “We believe that our ability to meet patient care needs, provide quality service, and create a positive and just work environment is best achieved by maintaining a direct working relationship with team members, rather than by working through a third party such as a labor union.” Sitarik has become increasingly unpopular among rank and file employees, particularly after she took a trip to Bermuda in July, paid for by a health organization she works with. Workers also have criticized her decision to spend hospital resources on an outside consulting firm in search of ways to cut costs. The hospital confirmed it hired the management consulting firm Deloitte to help the nonprofit “identify opportunities to become more efficient and deliver health care in more affordable ways,” said Morales.

Health, education, legal and religious groups collaborate in support of Detroit

The expertise and compassionate health care provided by the collaborating partners will enhance access to quality health and wellness services for Brightmoor residents.” Brightmoor is a four-square mile area in northwest Detroit defined by the Brightmoor Alliance as being bordered by Puritan Road to the north, the CSX railway to the south, Evergreen Road to the east and Telegraph Road to the west.Brightmoor was created as a planned community of inexpensive housing for migrants in the early 1920s. Most of the residents worked in the automobile industry. Over decades, it has been transformed from a thriving working-class neighborhood to one of abandoned homes and businesses. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 50 percent of its 12,836 residents have incomes below $25,000 annually and one-third live below $15,000. Brightmoor has Detroit’s highest child poverty rate. Brightmoor children have the highest number of emergency room visits for asthma-related complications in the Detroit metropolitan area. The collaborative’s first health fair runs from Aug. 27-30; the next fair will take url place in November.

Nutrition is on the menu for district meeting

“They either loved it or they didn’t. When we put it on the menu, there’s that recognition of, ‘Oh, I tried it, but didn’t like it.'” Another goal for the upcoming year is offering more “clean label” foods, which have minimal-to-zero additives and no artificial food colorings, Hartshorne . The school board approved a contract with Gold Star foods, which sells only products that meet federal nutrition guidelines, which will help streamline ordering, Soto said. Laguna Beach Unified is following the USDA’s menu planning, Hartshorne said, which allows the nutrition department to choose five items from four categories: meat and meat alternate, vegetables and fruits, grains and breads, and milk. Portion sizes increase among age groups, according to a USDA document about the plan. For example, the minimum amount of a lean meat, poultry or fish for students in kindergarten through third grade is 1 1/2 ounces; a single serving size for students in seventh through 12th grade is 3 ounces. The food plan also emphasizes fruits and vegetables, with a requirement of two or more servings of each, the document says. The specific fruit or vegetable must change, too, according to Hartshorne. “We can’t offer baby carrots every day,” she said. Hartshorne plans to visit schools and hold taste tests, conduct student surveys and pick nutrition workers’ brains to gauge students’ likes and dislikes and gather information on which foods sell.

Seminar program educates nutrition and dietetic community

1 source of health information, with 40 percent of adults stating they ask a professional for information about health problems and 21 percent stating theyd seek out a professional for advice on personal diet/nutrition. Noting the importance of this audience and their tendencies to recommend (or not recommend, based on misinformation) beef, the beef checkoff, in collaboration with state beef councils, through the Nutrition Seminar Program, provides leading experts to speak on issues at various state academy of nutrition and dietetics meetings, as well as other health professional organization annual meetings. The source cited was 2011 Porter Novelli Styles. This years season recently came to a close where 36 speaking engagements were coordinated by various state beef councils, with some of the most popular sessions including: Sustainable American Dinner Plate, Mary Lee Chin, MS, RD; Celiac Disease and Gluten-Related Disorders: Clearing Up the Clutter in a Gluten-Filled World, Shelly Asplin, MA, RD, LMNT; Perfect ParingsThe Art and Science of Food and Wine Pairing, Laurie Forster; and Beef and Heart Disease: Should it be Whats for Dinner?, Mike Roussell, Ph.D. It is important that we provide science-based information to the nutrition and dietetic community, says Garry Wiley, Michigan beef producer and vice-chairman of the beef checkoffs nutrition and health subcommittee. Sharing important checkoff-funded nutrition research is a win-win-win for consumers, dietitians and beef producers. The checkoff provides expert speakers on the topic areas of: chronic disease prevention and management, family-focused nutrition, foodservice and culinary arts, hot topics in the nutrition environment, lifecycle nutrition, professional development, sports nutrition, obesity and weight management and the power of protein. Checkoff research shows that almost half (45 percent) of Americans say they are extremely or very likely to add one more beef meal per week after discovering nutrient-rich lean beef and how it compares favorably to chicken. We know health and nutrition are important drivers when it comes to protein choice for consumers, Wiley said. By educating this community about the importance of beef in a diet, we are ultimately giving consumers permission to enjoy beef, maybe one more time per week! For more information about beef, health, nutrition and protein, visit the checkoffs BeefNutrition.org website. Date: 8/26/2013

LSD, “magic mushrooms,” and other psychedelics not linked to mental health woes

They were also asked about any mental health symptoms and treatments that took place in the year prior to being surveyed. The symptoms in the survey were associated with mental health woes including psychological distress, anxiety disorders, psychosis and mood disorders. They found no association between the drugs and this range of mental health problems. Instead, the researchers found lifetime use of psilocybin or mescaline and use of LSD in the past year were linked to lower rates of major psychological distress. Lifetime LSD users were also less likely to receive outpatient mental health treatment, such as from a therapist, or take psychiatric prescription medications.

The Numbers Behind UPS’s Move to Cut Spousal Health Coverage

Watch to see whether other large companies follow, or if a backlash against UPS persuades them to keep insuring spouses for now. 7.4 Percent: The U.S. unemployment rate is slowly coming down, but the American job market has been weak for half a decade.

Tried And Tested Wellbeing: Dieting For The Lazy (But It Works)

Should You Be Dieting? The Pros and Cons

I can’t help but wonder what happens when you come off the diet. Without the controlled portions and pre-cooked meals do people ballon back to their pre-diet shapes or does Diet Chef curb your appetite and eating habits enough to control any future binges?

The ditch dieting campaign

The ditch dieting campaign

She is part of EndangeredBodies.org, a global initiative that campaigns against the culture of body anxiety. Its Ditch Dieting campaign is calling for an investigation into the diet industry by trading standards, for truth in advertising by including real diet results, and for research into the real cost of dieting (cost per pound lost). Diets dont work in the long term, claims Orbach (pictured). Diets are set up to fail us, so we return to them again and again. The health risks of yo-yo dieting are higher than those of being overweight or obese. The campaign is about encouraging people to ditch dieting materials such as calorie counters, diet plans and magazines. It claims diets damage mental and physical health, and it is working with schools, doctors and parliament to raise awareness of these issues. Dieting puts you in a negative relationship with yourself, says Orbach. At first, there is a brief high, but diets fail and you define yourself a failure. Then you are on the treadmill of trying to control yourself, instead of being responsive to your bodys needs.

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But the results can be worth it if you’re trying to be healthier and lose weight. Of course, whether or not dieting is bad for you depends on the type of diet plan you’re following. Popular and top-rated diets like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig ensure that you stay healthy while on the path to losing weight (good), while crazy fad or crash diets have you restricting calories, and nutrients, to the point of starvation (bad). But is the act of dieting good for you?

Nutrition News: The new diabetic plate

For example, start by eating at least 10 foods each day that are low in calorie density (such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans) and eat no more than two servings of foods highest in calorie density (such as pastry and fried foods). The trick for success is to make sure that you are truly re-shaping your usual eating choices, replacing foods concentrated in calories with foods low in calorie density. If you just add more vegetables, you’ll be getting more nutrients, but without cutting calories, you won’t lose weight. Eating plenty of foods low in calorie density should satisfy your hunger so well that it will help you limit calories. Do keep in mind that sometimes we eat more than we need, not because we’re hungry, but because there’s extra food or because we’re eating out of boredom or stress. If those are tendencies you experience often, address those problems directly. If you need help, look for a registered dietitian experienced in dealing with emotional or other non-hunger eating. Information courtesy of American Institute for Cancer Research. Recipe ‘Tis the season for an abundant crop of zucchini. Here’s a recipe for zucchini bread from Eating Well magazine.

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Foods that boost weight loss

Fiber and Enriched Grains Fiber is the number one food that helps to boost weight loss. With the right ratio of fiber in the diet, dieters can shed pounds quickly and keep the heart and digestive tract healthy and working properly. Fiber helps move unwanted waste out of the body to help decrease overall weight, remove harmful toxins that can cause bloating and tiredness, and can also help keep your heart in check.

Weight loss 123: Mental versus physical (Video)

Now at this point it is important to keep in mind your subconscious mind will use all resources it has available to created the “best” response to the stimuli as possible. The intention is always good even if the result is negative. The reason the word “best” is in quotations is because the “best” solution is created off the knowledge, wisdom, experiences, beliefs, and processes the subconscious has already built. This is typically how a habit is born and repetition and frequency is how it becomes automatic. Take the habit of eating sweets when you are stressed or under emotional pressure. This could have been born when you were a child and an authority figure fed you candy when you were crying. The candy soothed the pain by flooding the system with feel good chemicals. The connection is made with eating candy makes me feel good. Or perhaps you were going through a difficult break up and someone used ice cream as a way to make you feel better. The connection is made and if you were fed candy as a small child it was reinforced.

Bigger Meals Earlier Can Help Weight Loss