Posted on June 19, 2009 by davefoord
I have learnt today (from James Clay of elearningstuff) that it is possible for me to update my WordPress blog by sending emails – which is what I am doing here. Now this is a very useful tool, as it makes it easier to post whilst on the move (I am writing this whilst on a train – while not having internet connectivity) – and strengthens the case that I have been trying to make in recent weeks for the value of the blog as a tool for reflective practice.
Instructions on how to do this are available at http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2009/05/12/post-by-email/
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Posted on June 18, 2009 by davefoord
There are often reports in the media about people not understanding the nutritional information on food labels, which is partly due to a lack of understanding, but also related to the food companies deliberately try to mislead people to make their foods sound more healthy e.g. advertising a yogurt as 0% fat, only to find it has been filled with loads of sugar
I once saw an advert at a farm in Wales selling fresh milk that is ‘96% fat free’. Now 96% fat free means 4% fat – which is actually full fat milk – brilliant campaign though, wonder how many feel for it.
One thing that I don’t understand though is this food label, as there is 67% wheat 34% sugar (that’s 101% with only the first 2 ingredients) Glucose syrup is then next, followed by honey at 3% (so Glucose must be more than 3% – so in total there is at least 107% of ingredients in this box!
People like me that work in education are keen to raise the standards of people’s basic skills (numeracy, literacy, IT etc) but it doesn’t help when we get information like this out there.
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