October 2018

LACA
15/10/2018 09:10
Hertfordshire Catering Ltd. (HCL) has added seven schools to its client list.

The new business has an overall value of £2.6million for HCL and brings the total number of schools catered for to 458 across eight authorities.

David Marney, head of sales at HCL, said: “Our state-of-the-art dining environment renovations, upscale food offer and expanding menu range is...

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LACA
15/10/2018 06:10
The Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) has reacted to the findings that revealed that childhood obesity in England has reached a ‘record high’.

It was revealed last week (11 October) that 4.2% of 10-11 year-olds ‘severely obese’, up more than a third since 2006/7.

It said: “LACA are disappointed to see that severe obesity among year 6 children has increased by more than a third since 2006 to 2007.

“The meals provided at...

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Industry
12/10/2018 07:10
Chef brothers Ellis and Liam Barrie have launched a £30,000 crowdfunding campaign to open a cooking school for local school children and the public alike.

Based at their 2 AA Rosette restaurant, Marram Grass (Anglesey), the duo will welcome aspiring chefs of all ages, where Ellis – two-time BBC Great British Menu finalist – will share his passion and knowledge.

As well as...

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Industry
11/10/2018 10:10
Childhood obesity in England has reached a ‘record high’ it was this morning revealed, with 4.2% of 10-11 year-olds classed as ‘severely’ obese – up more than a third since 2006/7.

The news comes from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), overseen by Public Health England (PHE), and follows the findings in a World Obersity Forum study released today that...

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Industry
11/10/2018 09:10
New research revealed this World Obesity Day, today (11 October) claims that people with obesity “experience stigma and discrimination across all aspects of their lives.”

Published by the World Obesity Federation, the study sought to highlight the global extent of weight stigma by examining online media in 22 countries, with each and every one showing ‘some bias’ but South Africa, Hong Kong and Italy found to be the most stigmatising.

Claiming that...

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