Food Boosts Our Mood

If the edamame beans on offer at the start of last week’s (25 October 2012)  BIFM London region event exploring the role of food in boosting people’s productivity, had delegates perplexed at first, then it wasn’t to be the last time their prejudices about food were put to the test. More than 100 facilities professionals enjoyed the stunning sunset and views across the City from the 23rd floor of the 755ft tall Heron Tower while struggling to work out whether they were suppose to eat the whole pod, or just the individual beans. Fortunately with several nutritionists and wellbeing experts on the speaker panel, that dilemma, and many other food questions, were quickly resolved.

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Mood Food: How what we eat affects our productivity

Hold the cakes and disconnect the coke machine. Replace the meeting biscuits with fruit, nuts and smoothies. What we eat has a big impact on our performance at work – from mental clarity, to energy, stamina and productivity, food governs how well our bodies and brains function. Food makes our mood was the message from a host of speakers at a recent (22 March) Footprint Forum event held at the London Stock Exchange sponsored by Partners In Purchasing, the strategic catering procurement consultancy.

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Eat Less… Taste More

Why do we obsess about sustainability? What does it really mean? Is it a trend or a fad? Will it go away? When will it go away? Do I really have to do something about this?

Start thinking about sustatinability and it can all get very confusing, very quickly. In fact, if you then start believing everything you read then you might even begin to think you’re wasting your time – some of the harbingers of doom suggest we’ve missed the chance to save the planet before we have really started. Continue reading