October 2017

30/10/2017 10:10
Pupils from a secondary school in Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, have been crowned the winners of the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2017 schools challenge thanks to their effective use of local and seasonal produce.

S2 students at St Ninians High School in the north of the city won the award as part of a two-week long initiative which encourages primary and secondary schools to champion Scottish produce.

During the Fortnight, which ran from 2-17 September, the pupils adapted a standard Home Economics...

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27/10/2017 07:10
The Soil Association and its Green Kitchen Standard team are running a free online seminar for caterers next month to help improve their levels of sustainability.

The Green Kitchen Standard award was launched in May this year by the Soil Association in partnership with the Carbon Trust in the aim of helping caterers review their management of energy, water and waste.

Liz Harding-Wyatt, Green Kitchen Standard development manager at the Soil...

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26/10/2017 09:10
Multinational food packaging and processing company, Tetra Pak, has put together a report for parents on how to provide healthier lunchboxes.

The five-page ‘Fuelling the Next Generation’ report discusses the challenges parent and carers face when creating healthy packed lunches for their primary school children.

Last week, Tetra Pak held an...

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25/10/2017 09:10
Developed by the charity Monkey Business Foundation, Working Options in Education is a national careers programme designed to encourage 16-19 year olds into the food, drink and grocery retail industry.

Through free “motivation and information sessions” hosted in state sixth form colleges around the country, the volunteer-led scheme hopes to “engage, inspire and motivate students to realise their full potential and to consider employment opportunities” across the sector.

Spanning “all...

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25/10/2017 07:10
The Scottish foodservice industry has been told that Scotland could lead the way in vegetable production if it helps the nation embrace national guidelines on vegetable consumption.

The call came from campaign group Nourish Scotland speaking at the National Vegetable Summit in Edinburgh yesterday (24 October).

The summit was held as part of ‘Peas Please', a...

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