June 2017

08/06/2017 08:06
The Dairy Council is to host a series of study days throughout June with open lectures from health professionals and writers on dairy, nutrition and health.

The events, which will be free to attend, are being held in Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Cardiff and London.

Topics to be discussed include dairy and cardiometabolic health, dairy and obesity, and dairy and healthy ageing.

Among those speaking are Professor Ian Givens, in...

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Hospitality Action’s birthday quiz raises £82,000
07/06/2017 09:06
Hospitality Action raised a total of £82,000 at its Big Fat Birthday Quiz, which was held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London on May 24th.

The quiz was hosted by The Chase’s Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett and saw Henry Hirst Provisions Ltd crowned champions out of the 43 teams who took park.

Penny Moore, CEO, Hospitality Action, said: “What better way to help celebrate our 180th anniversary than by hosting a special birthday...

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Aimia Foods joins Food for Life supplier scheme
07/06/2017 07:06
Food and beverage manufacturer Aimia Foods has announced that it has joined the Soil Association’s Food for Life Supplier Scheme.

By joining the scheme, Aimia offers caterers the assurance that specific products purchased from Aimia meet the Food for Life Catering Mark entry level criteria.

Karen Green, marketing manager at Aimia Foods, said: “There is now far more awareness within the foodservice sector of the...

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LACA announces Awards for Excellence 2017 shortlist
06/06/2017 15:06
The shortlist for the LACA Awards for Excellence 2017 has been announced. Winners will be revealed at the LACA Main Event Gala Dinner, which will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on July 6th.

The shortlisted nominees are:

LACA Unsung Hero Award, sponsored by Premier Foods
Julie Gildart, Oldham Academy North
Tony Mulgrew, Ravenscliffe High School
Larissa Wells, Villa Real School, Taylor Shaw

LACA Catering Business of the Year,...

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05/06/2017 12:06
The University of Hertfordshire has urged schools to work harder to provide nutritious, affordable lunches as new research from the university shows four in ten (41%) teenagers consume sugary drinks during school lunch break despite them being banned.

Professor Wendy Wills, a researcher from the University of Hertfordshire, said: “It is imperative that schools provide healthier options alongside a more desirable social environment and that they include young people in these decisions.

“School meals may be more nutritious than food or...

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