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Saints & Sinners success for Springboard
06/03/2017 09:03
A total of £55,000 was raised at Springboard’s Saints & Sinners: The Alternative Big Event, which raised money for the hospitality industry charity.

The event was hosted by David Meade and had entertainment from Rockaoke, the London International Gospel Choir, and cabaret from Martin Dibben.

Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, said: “We are thrilled with the amount we raised through Saints & Sinners: The Alternative Big Event. The...

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Young’s Foodservice launches microsite dedicated to schools
01/03/2017 09:03
Young’s Foodservice has launched a microsite designed to give school caterers and teachers resources to create recipes and seek advice to improve their seafood offering.

Users can browse Young’s range of school menu options, use the recipe section to find inspiration, and make use of Q&A section for fish related advice.

Adrian Greaves, foodservice director at Young’s Foodservice, said: “We are very excited about the launch of our new microsite which...

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Primary school and restaurant team up for maths lessons
01/03/2017 09:03
The Boat House restaurant in Chichester has been helping pupils at Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School with maths lessons by supplying menus.

Teacher, Julia Powell approached the restaurant to see if she could use a menu for the basis of a maths lesson.

She said: “The class loved using the menu to convert fractions into decimal numbers. We chose an order of some of the delicious food and tried to add the prices up as fractions...

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Schools to receive £415 million from sugar levy
28/02/2017 17:02
Schools are set to receive £415 million generated from the soft drinks levy to help pupils benefit from healthier and more active lifestyles, the Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

Greening, said: ”Schools can really help our children get a healthy start in life from exercise and sport, and also from knowing what a healthy diet means. It’s not only good for them while they’re in education, but the health and wellbeing benefits can last a lifetime.

“That’s why we’re...

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Holiday hunger inquiry launched
22/02/2017 07:02
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger has launched an inquiry into the extent of hunger among children during the school holidays, as well as the impact it has on their life chances.

The group’s chair, Frank Field MP, said: “Holidays for most children are a time to look forward to family outings and adventures with their mates. Clearly for some children, though, the overriding priority during the school holidays is to find out where their next meal is coming from, or how...

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Tilda Together competition gets out of the blocks
22/02/2017 07:02
Tilda Together, the competition from the rice supplier Tilda Foodservice, has returned to offer schools the opportunity to win £500 plus a sports day with athlete Jess Coulson.

This year’s competition focuses on the importance that sports and nutrition play in maintaining good health.

As well as the cash prize and sports day, dietician Dr Sarah Schenker will hold a talk on nutrition alongside a cooking session at the winning school.

Craig Dillon, head of...

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Last call for McCain One Pot Meal entries
21/02/2017 07:02
McCain has made its final call for school caterers to enter and be in with a chance to be crowned the Chef Solutions One Pot Meal 2017 champion.

The challenge is to create a balanced, delicious and nutritious one pot dish using at least one product from the McCain Chef Solutions Simply range. Dishes must be compliant with all applicable school meal requirements, including School Food Plan in England, Healthy Eating in Wales and Better...

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The City of Liverpool College joins Adopt a School scheme
16/02/2017 09:02
The City of Liverpool College has joined the Adopt a School scheme, allowing access to the college’s kitchens so children can learn about nutrition and how to cook.

The Adopt a School scheme is a charity within the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) that encourages children to eat better and help schools reduce obesity rates among pupils.

Chef and RACA member James Holden mentors school children at the college on behalf of the charity, which...

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International School Meals Day appeals for Thunderclap campaign supporters
14/02/2017 11:02
International School Meals Day, which takes place on March 9th, has called on caterers to show their support by signing up to participate in a Thunderclap campaign.

Thunderclap is a platform that allows campaigns such as International School Meals Day to utilise supporters’ social media reach to spread their message.

This year's day supports food, culture and heritage in schools across the world and you can sign up to support the Thunderclap campaign...

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Child obesity strongly associated with ethic groups, deprivation and sex – new NCMP data reveals
10/02/2017 09:02
New data released by the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) has revealed that obesity prevalence in children continues to have strong associations with ethnic groups, deprivation and sex.

The report finds that children in Black African communities are at higher risk of being overweight or obese. In Reception, 31.2% are obese, which is higher than the England average of 22.1%. By Year 6, 45.9% are obese, which is higher than the England average of 34.2%.

Several ethnic...

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