We were unable to locate any peer-reviewed publications evaluating the effectiveness of this program. The program was developed by Proctor & Gamble with the help of an advisory board of four experts (i.e., a dietitian, exercise physiologist, doctor, and teacher). Components
The P&G Nutrition program includes an instructor’s manual, student take-home booklet, and in-class curriculum that provides instruction on reading food labels, calories consumed, calories expended, planning a menu, and using online resources to increase knowledge of nutrition and physical activity. The program includes a pre- and post-test to evaluate student progress. The instructor’s manual provides classroom activities with a learning objective, required materials, preparation and activity time, group sizes for the activity, and notes. The student’s take-home guide gives the student information about balanced meals, serving sizes, healthy snacks, and different exercise activities. There is a portion of the student take-home guide for parents. This section teaches parents how they can make it easy for their children to make healthy choices, how to make physical activity fun, and it includes three recipes for healthy snacks. Previous Use
We were unable to determine how extensively this program has been used. Training
There are no training requirements; the short instructor’s manual may help with implementation. Considerations
Considerations include, but may not be limited to: (1) buy-in from the classroom teachers; and (2) time to implement these activities within the school day. The Clearinghouse can help address these considerations. Please call: 1-877-382-9185, or email:[email protected] Implementation
If you are interested in implementing P&G School Nutrition Program, the Clearinghouse is interested in helping you! Please call: 1-877-382-9185, or email: [email protected] Time
The 7 program activities last between 30-60 minutes. Additional time is needed to acquire supplies, print handouts, and prepare for teaching. Cost
Program materials are free and are available for download at http://www.pgschoolprograms.com/student-nutrition/index.php Evaluation Plan
To move the P&G School Nutrition program to the Promising category on the Clearinghouse Continuum of Evidence, at least one evaluation should be performed demonstrating positive effects lasting at least one year from the beginning of the program or at least six months from program completion. The Clearinghouse can help you develop an evaluation plan to ensure the program components are meeting your goals. Please call 1-877-382-9185, or email [email protected] Contact
Contact the Clearinghouse with any questions regarding this program. Phone: 1-877-382-9185 Email:[email protected] You can also contact the P&G School Program using their “feedback” webform at https://orders.pgschoolprograms.com/feedback/
Procter & Gamble Student Project Team
HyTex will focus on the development of a next generation technology which will provide target process roll surface characteristics for a high speed fluid application system. The consumer preferred paper used in Bounty, Charmin, and Puffs has a low density network of cellulose fibers. These fibers can become dislodged from the network and contaminate the surface of high speed rolls used to create features in the product. Our proposed design project is to develop an innovative method to reliably remove fiber and fluid contamination from process roll surfaces. The system needs to operate continuously, at very high efficiency, while maintaining product quality and meeting all safety, operating, and maintenance requirements. The prototype system is likely to include mechanical, fluid power, and electrical components.
The system will need to be designed, fabricated, assembled, installed, and tested in a pilot converting line in Cincinnati, OH. Once the system is successfully qualified, plans are to reapply the technology on a multitude of manufacturing systems throughout the United States and Mexico. Students selected for this Design Project will have the opportunity to work directly with a team of P&G engineers in an upstream technology group in Cincinnati, OH. The team will have significant freedom to innovate, design, build, and test the new technology. This is a great option for learning how to apply academic concepts while solving a tough industry problem. The P&G team and facilities supporting this effort will enable the student team to quickly move through the project phases and successfully demonstrate a robust solution. Sponsor Description
Procter & Gamble manufactures a broad range of consumer products, including Tide, Crest, Pampers, Gillette razor blades, Olay beauty products, and Bounty. We leverage a broad range of technologies to create consumer preferred product performance and provide safe manufacturing systems that are both high throughput and cost effective. The technologies used to manufacture high quality and high volume consumer goods are among the most sophisticated in the world. We leverage leading edge technologies from a multitude of global suppliers. We also develop a broad range of new capabilities beyond what is commercially available to meet our needs. P&G has an extensive and growing intellectual property portfolio, with hundreds of patent applications and granted patents each year. P&G offers engineers the rare combination of managing major capital investments in a growing global business, leading the development of numerous breakthrough technologies in a broad innovation program, and working in a culture that is widely recognized as one of the best places to work. P&G also invests a tremendous amount of effort each year sponsoring interns, hiring new engineers, and training and on-boarding our new employees. We believe that attracting and training great engineering minds is a critical element in achieving our business growth targets. We provide major responsibilities to even our newest employees and offer a broad range of career assignments in a dynamic, fast paced, promote from within organization. We recruit primarily in the fields of Electrical, Mechanical, and Chemical Engineering. Summer Internship Information
This project is a part of P&G’s Engineering Recruiting Program. Students selected for the team will be interviewed for summer internships. You can learn more about P&G internships and career opportunities at www.experiencePG.com. Legal Requirements
Students are required to sign a Non-disclosure/Intellectual Property agreement in order to participate on this project team. Technical developments from this project will be the property of the sponsor.
PROGRAMS OF NESTLE CORPORATION:
Agriculture and Rural Development:
Developing rural areas and communities by aiding farmers, facilitating indirect and direct employment and continued infrastructure development… SUSTAINABLE COFFEE FARMING TRAINING PROGRAM
Coffee farmers are Nestlé’s fundamental partners in producing coffee products of the highest possible quality for Filipino consumers. Knowing this, the Company pursues an agronomy program aimed at helping farmers improve both the quality and quantity of their coffee yield. At the center of this program is the Nestlé Experimental and Demonstration Farm (NEDF) in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, which was built in 1994 to serve as the hub of the Company’s agricultural research and training activities.The Nestlé agronomy program helps farmers in four ways: Providing access to farming technological advances. experiments at the NEDF to discover and develop better techniques of growing coffee. Continuing research allows Nestlé to equip farmers with scientific tools for adapting to changing agricultural conditions or new methods that have been pre-tested and shown to generate positive gains. The NEDF also develops and propagates planting materials such as coffee seeds, rooted cuttings, and ready-to-plant seedlings, which are made available to interested farmers at cost. To date, it has provided farmers some 17,000 kilograms of coffee seeds, a million coffee seedlings, and nearly a million rooted cuttings.
For effective transfer of technical know-how, the Company offers three kinds of training: a three-day basic seminar, which is open to anyone who wants to learn about coffee-growing; a three-week advanced course, for coffee specialists and technicians from government agencies, NGOs, and LGUs that provide assistance to farmers; and on-site training for farmers to help them improve their coffee farming methods. Since 1996, Nestlé has trained more than 6,000 farmers, coffee specialists, technicians, and students on coffee growing. Promoting sustainable practices.
Nestlé has developed a coffee-based sustainable farming system that allows farmers to plant other crops in between rows of coffee trees and enable them to earn additional income. This is in line with the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative of Nestlé (SAIN), a worldwide advocacy for making coffee farming feasible and sustainable CUT AND SEW, YARD AND GARDEN
One project stands out in the barangays for having provided a steady source of income to formerly unemployed residents— the Cut and Sew. In Barangay Bagong Pook where the Nestlé Lipa Factory is situated, this project has become a cottage-industry type of enterprise that generates as much as PhP 1.5 million worth of business every year for residents. Here, residents make use of their sewing skills to supply the factory’s requirements for uniforms (pants and polo jackets), laboratory gowns, hairnets, shoe covers, and rags. Cut and Sew was launched in 1997 as a simple outreach project that organized a group of interested barangay ladies to learn how to sew under a TESDA training course. Armed with their newly acquired skill and provided with seed money to buy equipment and materials, the ladies began by doing small sewing jobs for the factory. In just two years, the group expanded and evolved into a more organized enterprise, with a community leader overseeing the operations and transacting business with the factory.
The group has since become the sole supplier of sewing services to the factory. Another noteworthy livelihood activity for Barangay Bagong Pook housewives is the Yard and Garden project of the Nestlé Lipa Factory, which involves cut flower Product on and organic vegetable farming in a plot of land within the premises of the factory. Here, the ladies grow vegetables and ornamental plants. With the factory giving financial assistance, planting materials, and relevant training, the Yard and Garden members take full charge of the operation of the garden and sell all their produce to the factory canteen and employees. They also rent out the ornamental plants to the factory. They use the earnings to pay for their operational expenses, including remuneration of those involved in the project. OWERS, MICO-D, ICE CREAM CARRITOS
Expanding its reach beyond barangays, Nestlé has developed a platform where it provides livelihood to thousands of otherwise unemployed citizens throughout the country. This is in the distribution and selling of its products under the Micro-Distributorship (MD) Program, which provides able-bodied individuals who are at least high school graduates with an opportunity to become small-scale entrepreneurs by selling Nestlé products to sari-sari stores. Under the Program, these fledgling entrepreneurs personally distribute and sell Nestlé products to small stores in densely populated areas that cannot be covered by existing Nestlé distributors.
A similar program runs in two other business units of the Company— Ice Cream and Nestlé Professional. In Ice Cream, the Program provides livelihood to commissioned street vendors who ply the streets of residential subdivisions and other high-traffic public areas to sell the range of NESTLÉ Ice Cream products categorized as “impulse”, the kind that consumers are known to crave for on a whim. In Nestlé Professional, livelihood comes through its Business on Wheels (BOW) Program, where members earn by selling Nestlé products to small carinderias. In all three programs, the peddlers are trained on the proper way of selling, product knowledge, and the mechanics of the program they are in. They are equipped with Nestlé-branded motorized cabs and uniforms, and assigned to certain territories to tap and develop their accounts. They get their stocks of Nestlé products from Nestlé distributors, enjoy a certain discount on distributor rates, and are allowed to mark up their price by a certain percentage.On any regular day, these enterprising peddlers earn a net income higher than the daily minimum wage, with the chance to earn more well within their capacity.
The Company’s flagship project for the less-fortunate is its involvement in Gawad Kalinga (GK), the balikatan inspired housing program initiated by an NGO. Casting its support in 2003, Nestlé helped build houses in Baseco for about 40 families who had lost their homes to fire, and adopted 14 more families to bring to 54 the total number of homes it has so far sponsored.Seeing the positive impact of the Company’s first Gawad Kalinga (GK) venture, Nestlé Philippines has pledged to sponsor more GK villages until 2010, starting with 50 homes in Lipa and another 50 in Cagayan de Oro. Beyond merely building houses, Nestlé intends to incorporate nutrition, water conservation, and community development in every GK village it develops.The GK village in Lipa is envisioned to become an ecovillage showcasing environmentally sound practices. It is equipped with a rainwater catchment system that will allow recycling of rainwater. The village uses of reed bed technology, which processes sewage by natural reed system without the use of chemicals.