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Trena McNabb began painting her Diverse Portrats series during a lull between comissions. She eyed a person-size canvas she had stretched for a cancelled commission and asked her adult son, Rob Joiner, to pose, as he had dne for his mother all his life.
A new California law requires an automated external defibrillator (AED) at schools that offer interscholastic sports competition. The regulation is an important safety measure for athletes and spectators. Effective July 1, 2019, each school is required to have an AED available to respond to incidents of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The law reflects a nationwide emphasis on providing AEDs at interscholastic sporting events.
High school sports administrators set the tone for the fans in all sports programs. Their efforts to encourage positive parental support begins before preseason and extends past the last game.
A parent’s desire to cheer on a child sometimes leads to behavior that exceeds the bounds of civility. Athletic directors need to communicate early and often with parents about expectations and guidelines.
In 2012, BIM adoption for water projects was among the lowest in the infrastructure sector. By 2018, engineers, contractors and owners
had rapidly taken to implementing BIM on their projects.
With BIM, project teams can deliver more accurate designs and increase reliability on projects, helping to improve project quality
and minimize costly project overruns.
RAPID BIM ADOPTION
TOP PROJECT BENEFITS OF BIM
WATER SECTOR BIM ADOPTION
68% Deliver better
Consumers want grab-and-go meals, and they frequently want these meals to be healthier, giving a hard pass to traditional deep-fried meals that long have been standard takeout fare. Now consumers ask restaurants to prepare delicious food that matches the goals of particular diet plans, such as meals with an emphasis on high-protein food or on naturally grown produce.
As the trend toward grab-and-go meals grows, restaurant owners feel growing pressure to create new, diverse menus. The nex...
Fresh FoodPotatoes are a staple in many home kitchens—they keep well and hold their flavor.
Potatoes are a staple in many home kitchens—they keep well and hold their flavor. Week-to-week potato sales are steady, with spikes at major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. It comes as no surprise, then, that potatoes are a grocery-store top seller. In fact, IRIdata* notes that potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables sold, bested only by lettuce.
According to IRI research, 87% of c...
College and university students want more vegetable options in cafeterias, with some identifying their diets as flexitarian, vegetarian or vegan. Experimenting with roasted vegetables is one way to meet students’ demand for plant-based meals because roasting not only gives vegetables more flavor and interest, it also gives them more status on the menu and helps entice student diners.
Roasted vegetables offer delicious taste, an attractive health profile
Chefs roast vegetables to maximize...
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According to a national survey, 64% of patients look
forward to meal time. However, only 74% reported being
satisfied by hospital mealsâ€”a rate well below the 91%
overall satisfaction with the hospital in general. It is clear
food tastes and preferences do not change just because
a consumer is in a hospital bed. So, what do hospital
patients want from their dining experience? And how
are those desires different for pediatr...
DID YOU KNOW? More than 200 diseases are spread through food
Letâ€™s face it. Food safety is not a â€œhot new trendâ€ of
the year. Excellent food safety practices probably
donâ€™t drive traffic to your university and may not
play a factor in prospective studentsâ€™ decision to
attend your university. And while every college and
university in the country is required to adhere to
certain food safety standards, it is true that one bad
food experience can be enough to stop a student
from ever vis...
When you have a difficult question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise.
In this post, we put the focus on family involvement in early childhood education. We asked Professor Susan Ferguson of the Department of Early Childhood Education at National University to share a few insights on how families make a difference in classrooms. F...
Food insecurity on campus is not unusual. The Wisconsin Hope Lab found that 36 percent of university students surveyed
said they were food insecure in the 30 days preceding the
survey, meaning they lacked access to nutritional food or felt
real hunger pains. The number was even larger for community
college students at 42 percent.
Unfortunately, there are students all over the country
and on your campus who are unable to consistently
access or afford adequate food. They have resorted to
attending classes with an empty stomach or making
a single meal last throughout their day. To ensure the
success of students, it is paramount higher education
institutions work with their food service providers to
ensure all students have access to food. Hereâ€™s whyâ€”
and how you c...
Non-English speakers don’t always understand safety information on construction jobsites, which could put them at risk of injury. To tackle this issue, the National Hispanic Entrepreneurs’ Organization (NHEO) Institute set out to bridge the line of communication between companies and their non-English-speaking workers through its Building a Safe Future Campaign.
The organization estimates that it exceeded its goal of reaching 1 million people in 2018, according to Jackeline Ardon, the corpora...