August 2017

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Catering and food category manager at ESPO, Angela Course
31/08/2017 10:08
To help public sector organisations meet health and wellbeing guidelines, buying organisation ESPO has added 30% more ‘healthy eating’ suppliers to its new food framework.

Available to any public body throughout the UK, the company wants to support both schools and the NHS in making healthier food choices (including meals, snacks and drinks), and reduce childhood obesity levels. It claims:

  • All suppliers on its grocery, frozen and multi-temperature
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30/08/2017 09:08
Teaching children the importance of staying well hydrated, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) has launched a ‘Why Water Matters’ fact sheet, outlining the mental and physical benefits of drinking water.

Promoting the tag line ‘think drink to help you think,’ the free sheet hopes to remind schools of the benefits of water coolers, stating:

  • “Being well-hydrated helps children achieve their optimum performance both mentally and physically, and water is one of the healthiest means of
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Eatwell Guide fruit vegetables 5-a-day
30/08/2017 07:08
A large study of food eaten by adults has found that the optimum health benefits of fruit and vegetables are achieved with just three to four servings a day.

Researchers, who announced their findings at a European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona and have published them in The Lancet, say: “Higher fruit, vegetable, and legume consumption is associated with a lower risk of non-cardiovascular, and total mortality.

“But the benefits...

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29/08/2017 07:08
Catering company, Cordia, has promoted Ross McKenzie to senior operations manager of its contract catering division, Encore Hospitality Services.

Tasked with “modernising catering offers, presentation and customer engagement,” McKenzie will also be the main point of contact for progressing new initiatives and business developments across Encores’s Glasgow-based sites, including Kelvingrove Art Gallery, City Chambers and St Mungo’s Museum...

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24/08/2017 10:08
New research commissioned by food processing and packaging company, Tetra Pak, reveals that more than a third of UK parents feel guilty for not providing “a healthy enough school lunchbox” for their primary school-aged children.

With the State of Child Health Report claiming “more than a third of children leave primary school overweight or obese,” the research looked at what influences the content of children’s lunchboxes, and the barriers that the industry, parents, schools and the government face in promoting healthy...

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