Schools in Hong Kong and Singapore have put an engaging and surprising twist on classic lessons such as healthy eating and respecting the environment through the new Sodexo-led Bike n Blend program. As students pedal on stationary smoothie bicycles, the energy they produce powers the attached blender and whips up the healthy smoothie of their choice. Through this program, students learn first-...
Date: Mar 28th 2017
With more than 1,000 students, ranging from 14-year-olds to working people, the Minoprio Foundation is fully committed to teaching people about the green environment – and embracing the green agenda. Given our Group’s own commitment to sustainability, it’s perhaps not surprising that Sodexo Italy has been a long-term partner at the 64-hectare estate, which is located about 10 miles (16 kilometers...
Date: Oct 29th 2016
When the Barnes family lost Patrick in 1999 – a son, a husband and a father – they searched for a way to fill the void he left behind. The DAISY Foundation sprung from their need to thank the nurses who stood by them and grew into a source of support for nurses that would ultimately transform the hospital culture. Recognizing the need for recognition “When we started, there was so little...
Date: Oct 6th 2015
While the job descriptions of a store cashier and an automobile factory worker have very little overlap, both these jobs can lead to the same work-related health issue: musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). But according to Ranjit Kumar of Tata Motors in India, a dedicated focus on employee health can bring these numbers down. There are two types of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD): those caused...
Date: Apr 24th 2015
In the exceedingly competitive higher education marketplace, schools around the world focus on developing enticing benefits to attract and retain students. These institutions set out to differentiate their environment, services or programs from other schools. Take a look at how one of France’s top aerospace engineering schools sets itself apart. The Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’...
Date: Dec 18th 2014
What happens when schools combine reading and bike rides? School counselor Scott Ertl discovered the benefits of active learning when he launched his out-of-the-box program, Read and Ride. For most young children, reading is not always fun. As these young minds learn to read, and more importantly learn to comprehend the words on a page, it can seem like work. Hard work. But Scott Ertl...
Date: Dec 11th 2014
Playtime isn’t only about games and giggles. Dedicated hospitals provide specialized play services to young patients to ease worries, address phobias and, in some cases, even shorten hospital stays. As advances in modern medicine increase infant survival rates and help children with challenging diagnosis live better and longer, the number of “medically complex” children in hospitals also...
Date: Sep 30th 2014
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