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  • Healthy eating messages contradicted by schools, claims Jamie Oliver report

    first_imgSchool activities such as cake and bake sales contradict healthy eating messages, a report by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation has claimed. The research, called A Report on the Food Education Learning Landscape, found 85% of primary and 86% of secondary school teachers said their school fundraising activities included bake sales.“We must stop giving our kids contradictory messages,” said Oliver in his foreword to the study. “If we want healthy children, we need to make all schools a healthy zone.”The report also noted concern over the food available at schools with cakes, cookies, doughnuts and pizza among those frequently offered, as well as their use as rewards.“Unhealthy foods, like sweets, chocolate and cakes, are commonly used as part of school reward, celebration and fundraising activities. This contradicts pupils’ food education and parental opinion,” the report stated.“At secondary level, most pupils reported there were few, if any, posters and information about healthy eating beyond their food technology classroom, although they did report frequent adverts for cake sales as part of fundraising.”Reaction from the industry, and Twitter, has been mixed, with many slamming the TV chef for his views and citing recipes such as Jamie’s ultimate chocolate cake and desserts sold in his restaurant chains.Others claimed bake sales were fun activities, which encouraged children to raise money for charity and learn new skills in the process.Mark Bennett, owner of Patisserie Mark Bennett, disagreed with the chef-turned-campaigner. “Our industry is being hampered by people like him, we have to suffer the consequences of what they say. Everything in moderation is my motto: if you only ate cake you would have health issues, just like eating too much of anything else.”Vhari Russell, founder of The Food Marketing Expert, said bake sales were a key part of fundraising activities and shouldn’t be removed lightly. Instead, more needed to be done to educate children and parents on how to make healthier treats to sell.“As a mum of three daughters, I have attended many a cake sale and baked for them too. I would suggest Jamie attacking the cake sale is a tricky one. The cake sales are normally once a term and are a key fundraiser for many schools which are having their budgets slashed, and these sales generate money that is much needed,” she said.“The key opportunity is to educate kids about cakes and bakes and how you can reduce the sugar and still deliver great flavour. Cooking needs to be taught back in primary schools where we can really start changing habits for the better.”Others applauded Oliver for starting a debate. Tom Herbert, operations director at Hobbs House Bakery, said: “It’s unglamorous work, like the national equivalent of a strict parent at a party saying ’that’s enough now’. But if you love your children, then an anything goes approach to food and cake is not very loving.”But rather than cutting out cake entirely, he suggested moderation. “Treats as treats are surely okay, but perhaps schools that adopt a once a term policy have a stronger starting position,” he added.The report was commissioned by the AKO Foundation, with research undertaken by the British Nutrition Foundation, Food Teachers Centre and the University of Sheffield.Alongside the concerns on cake sales, the report highlighted a stark difference between schools doing a good job at delivering strong food education and others struggling with a lack of time and resources. There were also ‘alarming’ concerns about the unhealthy food environment at secondary schools, compromising pupils’ ability to make healthy choices, and a clear demand from pupils, teachers and parents for healthier options.To help resolve these, the report made four key recommendations:Schools should be healthy food zonesMore support should be given to the school workforceImprovements in food education qualifications and resources are neededStronger reporting and evaluation needs to be in placelast_img read more

  • Listed companies to buy back shares as market rout continues

    first_imgSeveral other listed companies have also followed suit. Bread producer PT Nippon Indosari Corpindo and retail firm PT Ramayana Lestari Sentosa will also repurchase their shares, in addition to several state-owned companies such as Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) and Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), which had unveiled their buyback plan earlier, following the announcement of the new share buyback policy by the Financial Services Authority (OJK) on March 10.The new rule allows listed companies to repurchase their shares without a prior shareholders’ meeting in an effort to ease market volatility. The companies are allowed to buy back 20 percent of their paid-up capital and are also required to maintain free-float shares at 7.5 percent.“This is an effort to stimulate the economy and reduce the impact of the significantly fluctuating market,” the OJK said in a statement on March 9.Read also: SOEs set aside up to Rp 8 trillion to buy back shares amid falling prices Of the 32 companies, BRI announced the biggest buyback, allocating Rp 3.8 trillion for the repurchase of shares. Diversified petrochemical giant PT Barito Pacific allocated Rp 1 trillion to repurchase its shares.OJK deputy commissioner for capital market monitoring Fakhri Hilmi said on March 12 that the new rule was intended to expedite the buyback process amid the run on the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), which had caused it to lose about 30 percent of its value since the beginning of the year. The largest fall in the index occurred last week after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The sharp fall in oil prices early last week further worsened the global economic outlook, triggering massive withdrawals from stock markets around the world.The rout continued on the IDX, with the JCI losing another 3.35 percent just before the close of trading on Wednesday.“The buyback can also give a signal to investors that the companies’ fundamentals are all right, so it can restore their confidence in the stock market,” Fakhri said during a press briefing in Padang, West Sumatra.Read also: To buy it or not: Retail investors are torn amid volatile stock marketWhen asked if the buyback would be effective enough, he said he was not sure, given immense pressure on the global markets as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had caused concern about the possibility of a global recession among market players.Jasa Utama Capital analyst Chris Apriliony told The Jakarta Post that the buyback would only help the companies prevent share prices from plummeting further amid intense selling pressure in the market. Koneksi Kapital analyst Alfred Nainggolan said the measure would not catapult the companies’ share prices as the impact of COVID-19 would be great and could hurt Indonesia severely. “Buybacks can only have a positive impact on share prices in the short term. So despite the fact that the companies will carry out the buyback over the course of three months, the positive sentiment it brings will not last for long,” Alfred explained over the phone.For this reason, as well as the fact that market players were scrambling for safety from a possible global recession, he suggested that both traders and investors put off buying more stocks for the time being until the coronavirus pandemic started showing signs of improvement. “For now, cash is king,” he said.The coronavirus, which can cause a pneumonia-like illness, had been identified in 227 people in Indonesia as of Wednesday and has killed 19. Globally, the infections have topped 185,000, and as of Monday, more than 7,300 people had died.Topics : Thirty-two companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) have announced plans to buy back shares to halt a plunge in prices amid growing concerns about the wider economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.The plan was first announced by PT Fast Food Indonesia, which manages the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) chains in Indonesia, on March 11. The company said it would allocate about Rp 10 billion (US$66,666) for the buyback of up to 200 million shares from the public from March 12 to June 11.“The buyback will not cause a decline in revenue or an increase in costs as we will use internal funds sourced from our own operational activities,” the company said, adding that the buyback would not affect the company’s profit projection for the year.last_img read more

  • EPL opener: Liverpool captain Henderson struggling to make Leeds clash

    first_imgLiverpool captain, Jordan Henderson,  is battling to be fit for their Premier League opener against Leeds United. The England international missed the final four games of last season after sustaining a knee injury at Brighton in July and, although he started light training this week, he was left out of the squad for Saturday’s friendly at home to Blackpool and will not return to full training until Tuesday. “Obviously Hendo was desperate to play a few minutes today as well, but it makes no real sense because he had to do an important session today for him,” manager Jurgen Klopp told liverpoolfc.com. “If he would have played today, 10 minutes or so would have probably been OK but that makes no sense so that was not possible, but he trained in big parts of this week and will probably join a full team training next Tuesday.Advertisement read also:Liverpool set to offload Awoniyi, Ojo, eight others in huge transfer shake-up  “Timing-wise, not perfect that he cannot play today, but can train a few days later fully. But that’s how it is. “We will see how he develops, (there are) a few days until Leeds, how the boys come back from the national teams. “A lot of open questions still, but a few hopefully we can answer.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearcenter_img Loading… last_img read more