The spreadsheet method for calculating nutrient ratios Number crunching on Microsoft Excel The 3-2-1 method is a great way to estimate your nutrient ratios, but there's a much more accurate way if you're willing to put in a little effort. I've purchased virtually every nutrition software program on the market and I've always come away disappointed. I've never found a method for creating menus simpler and easier than using a plain old spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel.
Changes in some of the demographic indicators and simultaneous increase in the incidence rate of breast cancer in
The data concerning the changes in some of the demographic indicators and simultaneous increase in the incidence rate of BC in Slovenia were collected and downloaded from open access electronic databases of the National Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia (National Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia, 2011), Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 2011), Slora-Slovenia and Cancer (Slora, 2011) of the Cancer Registry of Republic of Slovenia and from some of the similar sources (Cancer Registry of Republic of Slovenia, 2010 Curado et al (Eds.), 2009 Ilic et al., 2008). In this report the data in the figures refer only to the period from 1961 to 2006 since the data from periods earlier than 1961 are subject to limited availability. The data were processed and presented with the use of Excel 97 for Windows software package.
Having Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism is not all bad. There are special gifts, talents, and inclinations that come along with the challenges and make your child a very special, unique, and interesting person. Many children and teens with these conditions have excellent memories. They remember details of family trips, routes around their city, or spelling lists effortlessly. Many also excel in reading. Like Joseph, they may teach themselves to read at an early age and later be able to read words aloud and spell well above grade level. Others are very advanced in visual-spatial skills, putting together complex jigsaw puzzles, reading maps, or working electronic equipment far better than their peers. If you can find some practical way to apply your child's special interests to the real world, then his or her incredible abilities to focus, memorize, and spend long hours immersed in a topic become invaluable strengths. You may have heard of Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor of...
Students with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and other typically underachieving students often have learning strengths (and are sometimes highly gifted) in spatial awareness, logical thinking reasoning, and visualization. They may be able to excel in a balanced mathematics curriculum, which emphasizes patterns, geometry, measurement, probability, and logic.
Although selected sets of key indicators can be used to evaluate specific service developments and policies, the Care Keys Q-MAT provides a consistent and comprehensive set of indicators that allows for a balanced monitoring of improvements. As described earlier, the matrix distinguishes between input, process and outcome indicators from the perspective of the client, professional carers and management and differentiates four dimensions or aspects of quality. As discussed elsewhere (Chapter 6), the quality matrix can be used similarly as the Balanced Scorecard, since the dimensions correspond to the dimensions of this widely used instrument within quality management. In combination with other analysis tools such as statistical packages (e.g. SPSS, DEA) or spreadsheet programs (Excel) the set of indicators supports more extensive analyses in research or for educational purposes.
For an academic institution to make an ongoing commitment to both enhance the mission of clinical research and increase revenues, administrators need long-term vision that balances revenue-generating operations with infrastructure and programs to support clinical trials. The cost-benefit ratio for these programs needs to be calculated not only on a daily basis, but perhaps 5-10 years after the infrastructure and programs are established. In fact, major medical institutions that excel in both grant support and clinical activities have successfully struck such a balance. Once the balance is established, the vicious cycle is broken, and clinical research can generate new findings and knowledge that will offer new ways to solve clinical problems. The cost-benefit ratio then significantly increases as new discoveries are made. Thus, it is important for administrators to realize that money should be invested in research.
Activity clubs can provide a safe space during the long lunch hour for those who find this period difficult. Groups are often organized around particular activities such as art or computers and offer opportunities to socialize or excel in a particular activity. Encouraging young people to attend before and after school clubs may also serve to facilitate peer relations. Alongside learning, leisure facilities and clubs may be available to the wider community outside regular school hours providing opportunities for young people to further develop social networks.
We received the data collected in the form of a Microsoft Excel table. The analysis was performed using statistical functions. Data was analyzed in several phases. At first, the absolute and relative frequency of individual characteristics was measured. Then the analysis of processes according to basic characteristics was performed. At the end dependences were examined by contingency tables. The strength of the
When these primary models are used to estimate growth parameter from kinetics data, they are generally fitted by nonlinear regression to data points transformed in logarithm (on log10(N) or ln(N)), using an additive Gaussian error model. This can be done using any statistical software providing a nonlinear regression function or using specific software. For example, DMFit is an Excel add-in freely provided by the Institute of Food research on its web site that enables the fit of growth kinetics using the Baranyi model or the three-phase linear model or simplified versions of both the models, assuming, for example, that there is no lag phase or that stationary phase was not reached. In the R package for nonlinear regression diagnostics (nlstools, 2007), the same models are proposed with the modified Gompertz one in addition. This package may be directly installed from the free R language (R Development Core Team, 2007) or downloaded from the web site of R foundation for Statistical...
Psychological problems Some overweight obese children maintain high self-esteem and have little concern about their body image. These children may excel in sports in which their excess weight and tall stature are advantageous. However, many obese and overweight children have low self-esteem, dissatisfaction with their body image, and difficulty with peer relationships. Often, they underachieve at school. For some obese children, psychological problems antedate the obesity. Low self-esteem and difficulty with peer relationships have led to withdrawal, inactivity, and seeking solace in food. For other obese children, however, obesity is the prime cause of their psychological problems. Studies using silhouettes of figures with different body builds show that most children perceive obese silhouettes very negatively, prefering those portrayed by slimmer figures as friends.
News programs and newspapers are in words. Instruction manuals usually rely on words, as do job listings. People communicate and interact predominantly with words. This can present some obstacles for people whose minds use a visually based system of thinking, but it also opens up possibilities to excel in ways difficult or impossible for verbal thinkers. Dr. Grandin, for example, describes how she can test cow-handling facilities by operating them in her mind, actually giving herself a cow's eye view and experiencing at firsthand what a cow would see walking through the facility. Verbal thinkers might be able to talk themselves through this type of experience, but they would miss important details.
Motives are internal states that arouse and direct behavior toward specific objects o goals. A motive is often caused by a deficit, a lack of something for example, if a per son has not eaten for many hours, he or she is motivated by hunger . Motives dif fer from each other in both type and amount. Hunger dif fers from thirst, for example, and both of these differ from the motive to achieve and excel. Motives dif fer in intensity, depending on the person and his or her circumstances. For example, the strength of the hunger motive varies considerably , depending on whether a person has merely skipped a meal or has not eaten for several days. Also, motives are often based on needs, states of tension within a person. As a need is satisfied, the state of tension i reduced. The state of tension is caused by a deficit for instance, lack of food cause a need to eat. The need to eat creates the motive of hunger . The motive of hunger, in turn, causes the person to seek out food, to think...
Cooperative learning can be used in every subject and at every age level. Research has found that cooperative learning can increase academic achievement, especially if there are group goals or rewards and if the only way groups can achieve their goals is if all group members have learned the material being studied (as demonstrated on individual quizzes, compositions, or other products). This structure causes students to teach each other, to assess each other's understanding, and to encourage each other to excel. Peer teaching, which is beneficial both to the child who teaches and to the child being taught, and peer encouragement are the main explanations research has identified for the achievement effects of cooperative learning. Research has also identified positive effects on outcomes such as intergroup relations, attitudes toward mainstreamed classmates, self-esteem, and general attitudes toward school.
In terms of evaluating MBSR more rigorously, clinical trials with active control groups should be conducted. Thus far, MBSR has been compared primarily to usual care or wait-list, but not to active control groups such as CBSM or SEGT. Randomized clinical trials directly comparing standardized, empirically supported treatments in cancer survivors would move a step beyond demonstrations of efficacy comparing MBSR to usual care, and represent a much more difficult test. It would likely be the case that some individuals would excel in one format but not others, so pinpointing the characteristics of those who best respond to each type of intervention will be important, from the perspective of individually tailoring each survivor's personal recovery plan.
In the appendix you will find several sample menus, presented just as they would appear as if you created them on an EXCEL spreadsheet. Keep in mind that none of these menus are rigid prescriptions. They are designed only to give you ideas and serve as examples. By all means, customize and inject variety while staying within the framework of the program.