Can food safety training really be taught in the online format? It most definitely can. Many people think that traditional seminars and training programs are better than the online courses that they find, but the reality of the situation is much different. By taking online courses in food safety training, people can get their training done more quickly and be back on the path to career success faster than they would with traditional training. Instead of going out and getting the training that you need by yourself, you should find a position first, and then get the training that is required by the company or organization so that you have exactly what you need.General food safety training is always a good first step in the right direction when it comes to working in food service. However, by getting that general training you could very well end up wasting time or effort on training that you don’t need. On the other hand, that extra training could prove to be very effective in helping you land the position that you want once you begin your career search. It’s all really a matter of finding the balance that works for you. Just remember that online programs can offer many benefits when compared to traditional programs, including faster turnaround and more options for training.One of the biggest areas of food safety training that many people don’t think about is personal hygiene of the employees of an establishment. It may seem silly that such standards are set for food service workers and how they present themselves, but no one wants to eat a meal prepared by someone with shaggy hair and an apparent lack of cleanliness. While it might seem like food safety training is taking away your individuality and telling you how to live your life, you might want to remember that in order for your career to thrive, you have to appeal to the customers and the businesses in the industry.Food service training is sometimes done on the job, including continuing education or training that is required before a promotion is given. In this instance, take advantage of the fact that the education is required. In many cases, the food service organization or company that you work for will pay for your continuing education or job-related training because they want to ensure that their employees are trained well and able to give their best performance.
What foods can increase or decrease your chances of getting pregnant? Research on the subject indicates that some foods are better than others at promoting fertility, while other foods may indeed negatively affect your ability to get pregnant naturally.For example, foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish oil and flaxseed) contribute positively to your efforts to conceive, because they reduce inflammatory conditions in the body and promote improved blood circulation. This means that more blood can potentially circulate to the reproductive organs, nourishing sperm, eggs and the uterine lining–all factors involved in conception.On the other hand, some foods may have a “drying” action on fertile cervical mucus, decreasing the amount of mucus present during ovulation, which in turn can decrease the ability of sperm to swim toward the egg (since less mucus means less medium in which the sperm can travel).Foods that have drying properties include alfalfa, aduki beans, and certain spices like cinnamon and cayenne pepper.Further, other foods cause hormonal fluctuations that can disrupt your ability to conceive. Foods like soy for example, has a strong estogen-like effect on the body, and can function in ways similar to the birth-control pill. Not exactly what you want to be eating when you are trying to get pregnant!Because some of the essential nutrients needed to optimize fertility are difficult to come by in our current industrialized food model (for example, fish are high in healthy omega-3 fats yet it is difficult to eat enough fish because they frequently contain high levels of heavy metals, mercury and unwanted contaminants) you may need to look at nutritional supplementation during the months leading up to your pregnancy preparation.My top nutritional supplement recommendations for pregnancy preparation include:1. An organic whole food based multivitamin with 800 mcg folic acid (works as a prenatal and dailiy multi).
2. Evening primrose oil (this can improve the fertilie cervical mucus quality) in the pre-ovulation phase.
3. Molecularly distilled omega-3 fish oil (1,000 mg of EPA + DHA per day in total).
4. Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ10) for improved energy production and cell vitality–important qualities for sperm and egg!Much can be done with diet alone, depending upon whether or not you eat organic, the soil quality of the food you eat, and so on. To err on the side of being cautious, I recommend you consider taking these key supplements to cover your bases when you are preparing to get pregnant.Remember, food is medicine and your body relies on your choices to promote its most optimal health (for fertility or otherwise).