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school, children, programme
20/04/2018 07:04
Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL) recently supported the Fit, Fed and Read pilot programme at Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield Fire Stations over the Easter school holidays, providing a nutritious lunch for the children attending the Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership-run programme.

Fit and Fed is a national StreetGames initiative that seeks to counter holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation.

Local activation of this national campaign has involved the creation of a Hertfordshire-specific programme which focuses on healthy eating, sport and physical...

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food, ambassador, catering
20/04/2018 07:04
Richard Hughes will serve as food ambassador for 2018/2019 at East Anglian-based contract catering firm Edwards & Blake.

The role will involve Hughes in a number of initiatives and cookery competitions in Edwards & Blake’s 160+ primary and secondary schools to promote healthy eating and encourage and enhance student’s cooking skills.

The activity will culminate in an opportunity for a number of students...

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19/04/2018 07:04
As the UK government consults on a post-Brexit food and farming strategy, campaign group Eating Better has today (19 April) launched a report claiming that consumers need to “eat less and better quality meat and dairy.”

Compiled by Eating Better and 52 partnering organisations, including Friends of the Earth, Sustain, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Compassion in World Farming, ‘Principles for Eating Meat and Dairy More Sustainably: the “less and better”’ lays out a plan for eating more sustainably....

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water, cooler, solutions
18/04/2018 16:04
Buying organisation ESPO has launched two new frameworks for commercial catering equipment and water cooler solutions.

The former offers a route to purchase or hire a large range of commercial catering equipment and associated services. It is split into areas including: turnkey solutions, supply and hire of commercial catering equipment, maintenance response services, and hire of commercial catering equipment....

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16/04/2018 07:04
Food producer Premier Foods has appointed Unilever’s former sales director, Damian McLoughlin, as its new foodservice director.

McLoughlin joins after 17 “successful” years at Unilever, commenting: “I’m looking forward to getting fully immersed into the Premier Foods business. It’s the success and passion that I have seen from the foodservice division, coupled with such innovative campaigns and leading brands that I have...

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13/04/2018 07:04
Compass Group UK & Ireland has won a £5 million contract with Merchiston School, an all-boys independent boarding school in Edinburgh (Scotland).

Provided by Compass’s independent education sector, Chartwells Independent, the group will serve the 450+ pupils breakfast, lunch and tea seven days a week as well as hospitality catering and cleaning services.

In a bid to support the school’s commitment to monitoring and mentoring...

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Education, award, winner
11/04/2018 12:04
Plymouth-based co-operative CATERed picked up the Education Award at the 2018 Cost Sector Catering Awards on April 5.

On the night, which marked the 25th anniversary of Cost Sector Catering magazine, St Wilfrid’s RC College in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, scooped the Team of the Year Award.

CATERed is run by 67 local schools and Plymouth City Council. It provides school food to children and young people...

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catering, manager, schools
10/04/2018 10:04
LBC Catering, part of Luton Borough Council, is looking to hire an area catering operations manager.

The successful candidate will work across approximately 23 schools within Luton and the surrounding areas, and will report to the catering service delivery manager. They will lead a team of kitchen managers and staff – totalling around 120.

The firm is looking for an experienced multi-...

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drinks, sugar, children
10/04/2018 08:04
A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE).

With the government’s soft drinks industry levy coming into effect last week, PHE’s Change4Life campaign is reminding parents that sugary drinks – including juice drinks – are one of the main sources of sugar in children’s diets.

Consuming too much sugar is one of the leading causes of...

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food, meal, school
09/04/2018 10:04
Schools in poorer areas could be doing more to entice young people to eat at school, by making the eating areas more attractive places to socialise and by treating pupils more like customers at lunchtime, according to new research by University of Hertfordshire.

The study was published in the April issue of the journal Children and Society; part of a special issue examining food poverty and inequality, co-edited by lead researcher on the study, Professor Wendy Wills.

She said: “Children today are living through austerity and political arguments...

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