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03/01/2017 09:01
Children are eating half of their recommended daily intake of sugar at breakfast alone, according to new research by Public Health England.

The research found that the average child consumes the equivalent of 11g of sugar at breakfast and by the end of the day more than three times the recommended limit.

The study, taken from the annual National Diet and Nutrition Survey, also found that the majority (eight out of ten)...

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23/12/2016 09:12
Linda Cregan, chief executive officer of the Children’s Food Trust and co-chair of the School Food Plan Alliance, and Sharon Hodgson MP, APPG on School Food, will both take part in the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar in June.

Sara Jayne Stanes, chief executive, The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and ehief executive, Adopt a School Trust and Amena Warner, head of clinical services, Allergy UK will also be on the panel.

The Childhood Obesity Plan, current food standards, and food education & industry...

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Industry
22/12/2016 09:12
ASSIST FM has created two national B.E.B.L. (Better Eating Better Learning) innovation awards for Scottish primary and secondary schools.

The competition, held in conjunction with Education Scotland, is awarded to the school who comes up with an innovation idea that promotes the ethos and ideals of BEBL.

ASSIST FM national chair said: “These awards were introduced this year to take cognisance of the great things that can...

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Cardiff’s Food and Fun programme wins Springboard Award
20/12/2016 15:12
Cardiff’s Food and Fun holiday enrichment programme has won its sixth award of the year at the 2016 Springboard Awards.

The programme is co-ordinated by Food Cardiff, a partnership between the City of Cardiff Council, Sport Cardiff and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Cabinet member for education, Cllr Sarah Merry said: "The nutrition of the city's children and young people is key to their overall...

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Pizza tops children’s menu favourites – CFT research finds
20/12/2016 09:12
Research from the Children’s Food Trust has revealed that pizza is the top pick for children when eating out.

Burgers, chicken nuggets or dippers, and pasta were other popular picks, while the place where the UK’s parents ate out with children most often in 2016 was McDonalds (43%), followed by KFC (18%) and Pizza Hut (16%).

More than one third (38%) of parents reported eating out with their...

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Industry
19/12/2016 14:12
School meals champions Jeanette Orrey (pictured left) and Linda Cregan (seen below) are working to keep alive the spirit of the School Food Plan (SFP) – and the good work it has already achieved. David Foad spoke to them.

David Foad: What's happened since April when the School Food Plan ceased to exist and the alliance was launched?

Linda Cregan: Once the expert panel realised the SFP would no longer get the funding, we reflected on all this great material we had gathered...

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Industry
19/12/2016 08:12
The Soft Drinks Industry Levy could slash childhood obesity rates by up to 10%, according to a new Oxford University study.

Researchers found that the Levy, due to be introduced in April 2018, could result in up to 144,000 fewer people with obesity, including 95,000 children.

The study, published in the health journal The Lancet, predicted the greatest benefit for obesity and oral health would be amongst...

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Industry
13/12/2016 08:12
Tackling the sweet tooth of this generation of children will be a public health test like no other, a charity has warned – despite the government’s planned tax on sugary drinks and its reformulation programme to cut sugar in the products children eat the most.

In its first state of the nation report looking at how children in the UK eat today and the enormity of the task facing parents to get children eating more healthily, the Children’s Food Trust found many parents say they think their child has too much sugar as part of their everyday diet....

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Food industry leaders warn of higher food prices without EU workers
09/12/2016 09:12
Food and drink companies have warned that the UK will face higher food prices and less choice without access to workers from the EU.

The warning was issued in a letter published by The Guardian and has been signed by industry leaders such as Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation; Kate Nicholls, ALMR chief executive; and Gavin Partington, director general of British Soft Drinks Association.

The...

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Barking & Dagenham Catering treat competition winners to prehistoric adventure
08/12/2016 11:12
Barking & Dagenham Catering Services took pupils at Rush Green Primary School on a prehistoric adventure to promote healthy school meals.

On the competition day, which was held in October, a special dinosaur themed menu was served across primary schools in the borough, including a mash potato volcano with baked bean lava and a T-Rex biscuit.

Rush Green were the overall winners for achieving the highest increase in school...

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