June 2017

Industry
LACA
LACA main event, big school bake off, stork, school caterers
13/06/2017 09:06
Nine school caterers have been announced as finalists for the national Big School Bake Off competition, which will take place at the LACA Main Event on Thursday, July 6th.

The finalists were picked after Judges from Unilever Food Solutions and The Children’s Food Trust reviewed paper entries. Recipes had to contain at least 50% fruit in line with School Food Standards in England.

Alex Hall, chief executive of Unilever Food Solutions, said: “Our aim for this...

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Industry
Research finds summer 'learning lag' link with holiday hunger
12/06/2017 16:06
Researchers at Northumbria University have found that attainment levels dropped to four and a half weeks behind where they were before the summer holidays among pupils aged six to eight years old because of a lack of access to holiday hunger schemes.

TES reports that Northumbria University surveyed 428 organisations that provide food during school holidays and carried out a separate pilot study to analyse the educational impact of three of these programmes.

The research found that the summer schemes, which also offer access to books...

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Industry
12/06/2017 09:06
Scotland Policy Conferences is to host a keynote seminar to discuss key issues for tackling obesity in Scotland.

The ‘policy priorities for tackling obesity in Scotland’ seminar on Wednesday, February 21st follows the publication of the Scottish Government’s new diet and obesity strategy and physical activity delivery plan.

Chaired by Kenneth Gibson MSP, co-convener of the Cross Party Group of...

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Industry
12/06/2017 08:06
A survey from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has found that one in ten 14 to 16-year-olds think tomatoes grow underground and 6% believe dairy cow produce eggs.

The survey of over 5,000 school children aged between five and 16 also found that 54% of 11 to 14-year-olds use the internet as a reliable source of information on healthy eating, with schools as the second biggest source of information as 59% rely on schools to provide them with correct...

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LACA
LACA members invited to FCSI Education Day
09/06/2017 14:06
The Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) has invited LACA members to attend its Education Day on June 20th at the University of London.

The day will cover topics such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, new regulations and sustainability. Speakers include Restaurant Associates, Frima and Brita Water.

The FCSI Education Day takes place at Senate House, University of London on June 20th and for further information please...

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