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24/07/2013 09:07

The Manchester Health Academy in Wythenshawe has become the first in the UK to receive the Children’s Food Trust Award - given to schools and childcare providers who can show how they are championing healthy eating and nutrition for children.

The national accreditation scheme, launched by the charity in March and highlighted in the government’s national School Food Plan earlier this month, is designed to help schools and early years settings show parents their commitment to helping children eat well.

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Industry
10/07/2013 11:07

Premier Foods is launching the biggest ever foodservice give-away for Ambrosia at this year’s LACA – The Main Event (10-11 July).

For a chance to win, participants who purchase Ambrosia’s custard or rice pots just need to visit the Premier Foods website.

There will be hundreds of daily prizes available, as well as a main prize of £8,000 worth of professional catering equipment, in addition to eight weekend boutique hotel retreats in Devon.

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Industry
09/07/2013 17:07

Contract Caterer, Elior UK, has signed a renewal with Charterhouse, one of the leading independent schools in the world, securing its supply of catering and hospitality services to the school for a further five years.

With over 800 pupils aged between 13 and 18 years old, Elior serves up around 18,000 meals a week – three meals a day served across 12 dining rooms from three kitchens with a team of 15 chefs and a total of 60 catering staff on site.

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Industry
02/07/2013 10:07

As National Childhood Obesity Week gets underway this week (July 1-7), Mark Rigby of the Craft Guild of Chefs and co-ordinator of the association’s Family Food Appreciation workshops run in conjunction with LACA, offers his views on the obesity challenge and how this initiative can help...

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Industry
01/07/2013 11:07

National Childhood Obesity Week starting today (July 1st) aims to raise awareness of the dangers of being above a healthy weight during childhood.

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the height and weight of around one million school children in England every year...

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Industry
28/06/2013 12:06

TV Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley will be putting Stork to the test at this year’s LACA Conference, taking place from 10-12 July at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

Wheatley - who won the popular BBC baking programme in 2011 - will be cooking up a range of cakes and pastries suitable for the...

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Industry
28/06/2013 11:06

Over half a million more children will be forced into poverty by 2015 because of Government fiscal policies and tax and benefit changes, according to a report published today by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England.

It concludes that the least fair aspect of welfare...

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Industry
19/06/2013 11:06

A new national online training hub for school cooks, head teachers, school business managers and others working to provide healthy food for children has gone live.

The Children’s Food Trust’s Learning Network aims to be a hub for information and learning about healthy children’s food, and has launched its first e-learning training courses this week. Subjects covered include increasing free school meal take-up, practical low cost improvements to the dining space, and ways to get pupils and parents involved in school food.

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Industry
19/06/2013 10:06

When Innovate launched in 2007, it was driven by an aim of modernising the school catering experience for secondary schools, academies and colleges across the UK.

Derick Martin, CEO of Innovate explained:  “When we launched Innovate Services five years ago, it was clear to me that school meals had lost its way over the years. It was stuck in a time warp and wasn’t addressing the current needs or wants of the ‘customer’- students. 

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Industry
14/06/2013 09:06

Tom Howarth from Broadstone Middle School, in Dorset, has been crowned ‘School Sandwich Designer of the Year’.

Organised by The Laughing Cow, the competition was designed to highlight the importance of healthy eating and encourage students to interact with food. Pupils were challenged to get creative with Laughing Cow cheese and develop recipes for tasty, healthy sandwiches.

Howarth’s winning product was a Laughing Cow cheese, ham and tomato wrap.

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