June 2019

13/06/2019 08:06
Overweight four-year-olds more than double their risk of high blood pressure if they have not lost the weight by age six, raising the odds of future heart attacks and strokes, according to a new study.

Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the study found that compared to children who keep a healthy weight between ages four and six, those with new or persistent excess weight as measured by BMI (body mass...

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12/06/2019 10:06
With only four weeks to go until the highly anticipated Main Event, LACA is reminding its members to book their places now.

Along with the Awards for Excellence, Education Catering Exhibition and Finishing Touches competition, there is a series of free to attend workshops on Wednesday 10 July.

 The workshops include:  

  • Tendering & procurement including use of existing templates and frameworks
  • ...
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11/06/2019 09:06
Year on year foodservice inflation fell back in April from March, but price rises on hot and soft drinks have kept the total basket of goods static month on month, the Foodservice Price Index from Prestige Purchasing and CGA has revealed.

It found that soft drinks saw high levels of inflation, following reduced demand for high-sugar drinks in the wake of the government’s sugar tax, and increased costs from investment in more environmentally friendly packaging after widespread scrutiny of single-use plastics.

The extra...

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11/06/2019 05:06
The British Food Fortnight competition, run in association with the Co-op, is looking for the best community celebration of British food in schools, hospitals, care homes and restaurants to take part within the fortnight 21 September to 6 October.

The competition, in its seventh year, is still growing, as more people want to celebrate the food produced in their region.  Previous winners include 2018 winners Hampshire who delivered British meals to over 450 schools across the county, and organised interactive foodie activity with...

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10/06/2019 06:06
Adults and children who don’t get enough sleep risk making less healthy food choices and an increased risk of obesity, British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) research has revealed.

It found that 43% of adults reported sleeping less than the recommended minimum of 7 hours on the previous night, and that 32% of primary and 70% of secondary school children reported sleeping less than 9 hours on the previous night, despite emerging research linking poor sleep quality to less...

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