May 2018

Industry
LACA
obesity, children, Health
30/05/2018 10:05
The Health and Social Care Committee (HSCC) is calling for a wide-ranging childhood obesity plan that closes the gap between the richest and poorest children.

In a report published today, the parliamentary body has identified areas that demand urgent attention before the government publishes a revamped version of its childhood obesity plan.

LACA Chair Tim Blowers said: “LACA welcome the launch of the report. The recommendations that School Food...

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Industry
LACA
seafood, roadshow, education
29/05/2018 16:05
Seafood company Young’s Foodservice hosted a student roadshow on May 8 to 9 with Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), as part of its education programme.

The company delivered workshops to around 300 children at a school in Derbyshire, to give them an overview of the seafood industry and teach them how fish are caught, filleted and prepared.

Adrian Greaves, foodservice director at Young’s Foodservice, said: “It is our responsibility to...

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Industry
LACA
obesity, seminar, nutrition
29/05/2018 07:05
The Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar will take place on October 17 in central London.

Business practice and policy options for tackling obesity in England will be discussed.

The agenda includes keynote addresses from Heather Peace, head of nutrition science and policy, Food Standards Scotland and Kate Halliwell, head of UK diet and health policy, Food and Drink Federation...

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LACA
school, meals, Scotland
25/05/2018 12:05
An initiative providing free meals and activities at weekends and holidays will launch across North Lanarkshire this financial year, beginning with an expansion into Bellshill and Wishaw.

North Lanarkshire Council's (NLC) innovative ‘Club 365’ programme is for primary pupils who are entitled to free school meals and aims to reduce weekend and holiday hunger.

The decision follows a successful trial over the spring break at four venues in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. The...

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LACA
24/05/2018 10:05
Premier Foods has today (24 May) announced the five schools going through to its McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year final (12 July).

Open to primary schoolchildren aged 7-11, the competition required teams to bake either a sweet or savoury dish around the theme of ‘local produce,’ with a look to develop their interest in cooking and teach pupils about food sourcing and provenance.

Going head-to-head in the live final,...

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