December 2016

23/12/2016 09:12
Linda Cregan, chief executive officer of the Children’s Food Trust and co-chair of the School Food Plan Alliance, and Sharon Hodgson MP, APPG on School Food, will both take part in the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar in June.

Sara Jayne Stanes, chief executive, The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and ehief executive, Adopt a School Trust and Amena Warner, head of clinical services, Allergy UK will also be on the panel.

The Childhood Obesity Plan, current food standards, and food education & industry...

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22/12/2016 09:12
ASSIST FM has created two national B.E.B.L. (Better Eating Better Learning) innovation awards for Scottish primary and secondary schools.

The competition, held in conjunction with Education Scotland, is awarded to the school who comes up with an innovation idea that promotes the ethos and ideals of BEBL.

ASSIST FM national chair said: “These awards were introduced this year to take cognisance of the great things that can...

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Cardiff’s Food and Fun programme wins Springboard Award
20/12/2016 15:12
Cardiff’s Food and Fun holiday enrichment programme has won its sixth award of the year at the 2016 Springboard Awards.

The programme is co-ordinated by Food Cardiff, a partnership between the City of Cardiff Council, Sport Cardiff and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Cabinet member for education, Cllr Sarah Merry said: "The nutrition of the city's children and young people is key to their overall...

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Pizza tops children’s menu favourites – CFT research finds
20/12/2016 09:12
Research from the Children’s Food Trust has revealed that pizza is the top pick for children when eating out.

Burgers, chicken nuggets or dippers, and pasta were other popular picks, while the place where the UK’s parents ate out with children most often in 2016 was McDonalds (43%), followed by KFC (18%) and Pizza Hut (16%).

More than one third (38%) of parents reported eating out with their...

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19/12/2016 16:12
Tackling the sweet tooth of this generation of children will be a public health test like no other, a charity has warned – despite the government’s planned tax on sugary drinks and its reformulation programme to cut sugar in the products children eat the most.

In its first state of the nation report looking at how children in the UK eat today and the enormity of the task facing parents to get children eating more healthily, the Children’s Food Trust found many parents say they think their child has too much sugar as part of their everyday diet....

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