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19/07/2018 07:07
Following confirmation earlier this year that eggs are “safe to be eaten runny by vulnerable groups,” a new report now claims that the dairy product does indeed ‘boost protein’ intake in childhood.

Published in healthcare periodical ‘Network Health Digest,’ the report reviewed international intervention studies and found that eggs “support growth, prevent stunting and improve protein levels in children.”

According to the study, adding one egg a day to a child’s usual diet found that...

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Industry
17/07/2018 09:07
Healthy eating programme ‘Schools to Market’ – the joint initiative between food charity, School Food Matters and Whole Kids Foundation – invited ‘hundreds’ of London-based pupils to sell their homemade chutneys at local Whole Foods stores last week (11 July).

With 16 establishments across the capital having taken part, the programme – now in its sixth year – aims to develop a ‘good food culture,’ teaching them about fresh, healthy food to improve nutrition and wellbeing.

As well as a whole school assembly to launch the programme and outline...

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Industry
16/07/2018 07:07
The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has made three senior appointments to ‘replace (two) retiring directors’ and bring a ‘fresh perspective’ to the organisation.

Current board members Helen Anzani and Shona Miller will be succeeded by Kelly Hart, campus food and drink manager at Queens University Belfast; Ian White, domestic bursar and executive director at the University of Chester; and Calum Maclachlan, who is head of commercial services at the...

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Industry
11/07/2018 10:07
With less than two weeks until entries close for the 2018 EDUcatering Excellence Awards (20 July), organisers are calling on the entire UK school sector to submit their nominations now.

With 12 categories open, the awards aim to recognise catering across the entire school sector, including local authority-run schools, contract caterers and self-managed sites, in state maintained schools, academies and independent schools.

Submissions can be made online at absolutely no...

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PS100 YPO public sector catering foodservice seminar exhibition
11/07/2018 07:07
PS100 Group, which includes public sector and workplace catering companies and organisations, is linking with purchasing consortium YPO to present a foodservice seminar and exhibition in Reading on September 19th.

Billed as a ‘free event’ and aiming to showcase ‘all things food and catering’, it will be held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre at Reading FC’s Madejski Stadium.

Organisers say the programme will include presentations on purchasing in the public sector, the future of UK public...

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Industry
10/07/2018 09:07
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is encouraging Brits to go plastic-free this month (July), as part of its annual ‘Plastic Challenge’ supported by water company BRITA.

With between five and thirteen million tonnes of plastic ending up in oceans each year, the companies say “it’s time to take drastic action” and are pleading consumers, schools and hospitality companies far and wide to get involved and reduce their plastic footprint.

Author and television...

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Industry
10/07/2018 08:07
Children in Scotland and food distribution company, Brakes, have expanded their Food, Families, Futures (FFF) programme this year, which offers children and families the ‘opportunity to enjoy meals and fun activities in schools over the summer holidays.’

Having launched in 2016, the food partnership programme has grown from 4,000 places across two local Scottish authority areas last year, to 20,300 places across four areas this year, including: Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, Perth and Kinross and East Lothian.

Children in Scotland chief...

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05/07/2018 07:07
ProVeg UK, a food awareness association, is calling for changes to school meals to increase children’s intake of plant-based foods. The organisation has started the ‘School Plates’ campaign, which is dedicated to promoting plant-based options.

It claims these plant-based alternatives will ease school budgets and help save the planet.

The company proposes five small changes to school menus in an attempt to improve children’s health without compromising on taste. These changes include: offering a daily meat-free meal, making the...

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04/07/2018 10:07
School caterers ISS have joined forces with children’s playgroup Learn Play Grow during the Wimbledon tennis tournament to get children moving and eating well across the country.

School caterers ISS have joined forces with children’s playgroup Learn Play Grow during the Wimbledon tennis tournament to get children moving and eating well across the country. 

The roadshow kicked off on the 22nd of June, and will travel from South London to North Yorkshire over the...

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04/07/2018 09:07
Children of mothers who follow a healthy lifestyle have a substantially lower risk of developing obesity than children of mothers who don’t make healthy lifestyle choices, finds a study published in the British Medical Journal.

The findings show that risk was lowest among children whose mothers maintained a healthy weight, exercised regularly, did not smoke, ate a healthy diet, and were light to moderate drinkers.

The researchers suggest that if both mothers and their children stuck to a healthy lifestyle this...

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