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Doncaster Schools Catering secures silver Food for Life award
05/05/2017 12:05
The Doncaster Schools Catering team has achieved the Food for Life Served Here silver award for the second year running.

The Food for Life schools award helps schools demonstrate they are providing healthy school meals and food education that has a positive impact on both pupils and the wider community.

Peter Dale, director of regeneration and environment at Doncaster Council, said: “Congratulations to our...

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HCL launches online allergen tool for parents
04/05/2017 12:05
Education caterer HCL has developed a new online tool for parents of children with allergens, giving them access to 29 specially adapted menus that are available in Hertfordshire schools.

The system has been designed to ensure that parents can apply for medical meals in Primary Schools using mobile technology. Parents can upload a passport style photograph, alongside medical evidence and personal details. Pupils will wear a coloured band at lunchtime so the catering team can...

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04/05/2017 09:05
A campaign from British Curry Club to encourage primary school children to grow curry ingredients has been launched with support from chefs Cyrus Todiwala, Anjum Anand and Hari Ghotra.

To take part in the campaign, schools will be expected to organise a gardening club and post to the schools social media pages with the hashtag #GROWYOUROWNCURRY.

Anjum Anand, food writer and television chef, said: “The campaign is a fantastic initiative to encourage children and their...

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TUCO announces first awards
02/05/2017 09:05
The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has announced that it is launching the very first TUCO Awards at the TUCO Conference in July.

The TUCO Awards will recognise and celebrate effort, improvement, innovation and achievement from all levels of staff within its member institutions.

The five categories are Rising Star Award, Innovation Award, Sustainability Award, TUCO Team of the Year, and TUCO Member of the Year....

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HCL showcases offering at Academies Show London
02/05/2017 09:05
Education caterers HCL showcased its whole day catering solution with mini menu samples at the Academies Show London held at the ExCeL on April 26th.

Visitors to the HCL exhibition stand sampled a canapé breakfast selection of spiced apple toddy, a natural yogurt, and fruit compote with super-food granola. At lunch, the development chefs served spiced butternut squash soup and vegetable chilli, while afternoon visitors tasted a mini afternoon...

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BNF launches nutrition platform for primary school teachers
28/04/2017 09:04
The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has launched a new professional development platform for primary school teachers focused on improving nutrition education.

The platform has been launched in response to the results of research, which shows that many teachers are getting little training in the area of nutrition, which the BNF said can affect health and academic performance. 

Roy Ballam, managing director and head of education at the BNF, said...

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Brakes pledges additional £500,000 to help end holiday hunger
27/04/2017 09:04
The new Brakes UK CEO Ton Christiaanse has pledged to support its holiday hunger initiative, Meals & More, with an additional £500,000 over the next five years.

Christiaanse made the announcement at the Brakes UK Child Food Insecurity Forum at the House of Commons on Tuesday.

The Brakes CEO, said: “In today’s society we simply cannot allow child hunger to continue. At Brakes we launched the Meals & More initiative to start a movement, a...

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Election offers opportunity to put childhood obesity on manifestos – Jamie Oliver
21/04/2017 12:04
Jamie Oliver has said the triggering of a snap election on June 8th offers an opportunity to put childhood obesity policies at the centre of manifesto pledges.

He said: “This election is a real opportunity to bring us back together. And cement a plan to give our kids a fair start and a future they can benefit from.

“That’s why in the lead up to the election we’re asking every party to put childhood obesity policies at the centre of their...

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School meals offer opportunity to drive dietary change
20/04/2017 08:04
Obesity Action Scotland (OAS) has called on local government election candidates to take advantage of the opportunity school meals offers to drive dietary change in Scotland.

A call has been made by the OAS to transform school meals in Scotland from a feeding culture to an eating culture. Currently, two thirds of primary school children in Scotland eat school meals.

Lorraine Tulloch, programme lead of Obesity Action Scotland, said: “Change is possible and we...

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Weetabix acquired by Post Holdings
18/04/2017 11:04
The Weetabix Food Company is to be acquired by packaged goods holding company Post Holdings, Inc., in a deal that values the cereal brand at £1.4 billion.

Giles Turrell, CEO of Weetabix Food Company, said: “Today’s deal is great news for the team at Weetabix and all those who love our brands. The past five years have seen us increase our branded sales at home and overseas.

“Post is a leader within its markets and shares our commitment to...

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