June 2017

Industry
Save school lunches petition breaks 50,000 mark
05/06/2017 09:06
A petition set up by a group of headteachers has gathered 54,748 signatures in support of its call to save universal infant free school meals since its launch last week.

Lead petitioner Tim Baker, headteacher at Charlton Manor Primary School in Greenwich, launched the petition in response to the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to end universal infant free school meals and replace it with a breakfast scheme.

The petition states that a policy change...

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Commercial Kitchen 2017 opens at the NEC tomorrow
05/06/2017 09:06
Catering equipment show Commercial Kitchen 2017 returns to the NEC Birmingham tomorrow for two days.

The show will have representatives from restaurants, pubs and grab & go outlets such as Nando’s, Greene King and Pret in attendances as well as operators from universities, hospitals and local authorities.

Opening day highlights include exclusive ‘in conversation’ sessions with Vivek...

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Industry
Children’s Food Trust welcomes Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute as new partner
02/06/2017 08:06
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has been announced as the latest partner of the Children’s Food Trust in a bid to encourage knowledge, skills and confidence in fish cookery, and the importance of fish as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Linda Cregan, chief executive of the Children’s Food Trust, said: “It’s a pleasure to be working with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and I feel that we have only just scratched the surface with what we can achieve. There are great benefits to eating oily fish and we’re thrilled to be...

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