August 2018

LACA
Olleco raises £100,000 for catering charity Hospitality Action
21/08/2018 11:08
Olleco, the renewables division of ABP, has raised £100,000 to support Hospitality Action, the catering industry’s first and foremost charity.

The funds raised by the company, which collects used cooking oil and food waste and transforms it into biofuels, energy and fertiliser, will be used by Hospitality Action to transform the lives of people from the industry who experience challenges and find themselves in need. Situations can...

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treats sugar rise ireland chocolate
20/08/2018 12:08
Research shows how parents and carers are providing children with sweets and chocolate out of habit rather than a one-off treat.

Consuming high-energy foods such as ice-cream and chocolate out of pleasure rather than hunger is a key area to address in tackling childhood obesity.   

Research published in US journal, ‘Appetite’ conducted a study to identify the reasons behind adults giving children regular treats....

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Industry
17/08/2018 08:08
With the new school year fast approaching, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has listed its top five tips for providing children a ‘nutritious’ lunchbox every day.

While cooked school meals are one option, BNF acknowledges that many parents and children prefer a packed lunch.

To help ensure kids have the right nutrients and energy to see them through the day, BNF suggests:

  • Build the base with starchy foods

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LACA
LACA Menu Checking Service
15/08/2018 08:08
School catering organisations now have an easy way to check that their menus fully comply with School Food Standards with LACA’s own Menu Checking Service.

It allows organisations, academies, schools and caterers to demonstrate that their menus meet national best practice nutritional guidelines and demonstrates independently authenticated compliance.

The service provides a check of lunch menus against the School Food Standards, of January...

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LACA
15/08/2018 08:08
Doncaster Schools Catering held their 8th annual “Oscars” evening on 28 June 2018 at The Hub, Doncaster College.

The event was attended by nearly 200 kitchen staff and was entirely sponsored by our suppliers – many of whom attended the evening.

The Awards included:
Students of the Year , Award for Inspiration , Unsung Hero, Team...

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