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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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Industry
09/10/2018 08:10
UK school caterers can win their pupils an ‘educational experience at their local farm’ as part of McCain Foodservice’s Rooted in Britain campaign.

Launched last month (September), the initiative aims to promote the importance of British farming, following research that showed one in four 6-11 year-olds have never been to a farm and a quarter of city-dwelling children have never seen a cow.

The competition is open to primary school...

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05/10/2018 09:10
Irish foodservice provider Mount Charles launched its healthy eating concept, Freshly Chopped, at Ulster University (NI) this week (2 October) with six more standalone units to open across the country.

Designed to “meet the needs of the growing number of Irish consumers who want a meal that is healthy, delicious, and fresh,” the brand is “on a mission to make it as easy as possible for people to eat healthily.”

This includes a ‘create your own’ salad bar allowing customers to choose...

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Industry
05/10/2018 08:10
The Soil Association held its annual Food for Life Served Here and Green Kitchen Standard Awards this week (3 October), celebrating food providers who help make “good food the easy choice.”

With just six awards up for grabs, all entries were reviewed by an independent panel, including: Claire Pritchard, chair of the London Food Board; LACA chair Michael Hales; and Myles Bremner from Bremner Consulting.

2018 also saw the launch of the Green Kitchen Standard award, which - run...

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Industry
04/10/2018 09:10
Chef Raymond Blanc opened the doors of his restaurant on 25 September to welcome guests for a dinner in aid of the Adopt a School Trust.

The annual five-course dinner took place at the Belmond le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons to celebrate and witness the impact of the Royal Academy of Culinary Art’s trust on the children it helps.

The Adopt a School Trust sends chefs and hospitality professionals into primary schools to help...

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Industry
03/10/2018 09:10
Tilda Foodservice returned to Foresters Primary School (Wallington) – winner of its 2018 Tilda Together competition – last month, to celebrate National Rice Week (17-23 September) and teach pupils how it’s grown.

With an audience of 250 schoolchildren, Tilda held a number of fun, educational exercises, including a ‘Paddy to Plate’ session. which highlighted what countries grow the ingredient and its journey from planting to eating.

It also shared insight into the company’s charitable initiative...

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