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11/06/2018 07:06
New research has today unveiled the unhealthy eating habits of Britain’s youngest consumers – with 60% of 11-16 year olds buying fried foods at lunchtime or after school at least once a week.

The findings form part of the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week, which saw it survey 5,000 primary and secondary school students between the ages of 7 and 16.

Key results include:

  • 60% of 11-16- year olds buy food such as chips or fried chicken from
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National School Meals Week 2018 Sharon Hodgson MP House Commons
06/06/2018 10:06
LACA has confirmed that the ‘Silver Jubilee’ celebrations for this year’s National School Meals Week (November 12-16), will reach a climax with a ‘high profile’ event in the House of Commons.

Scheduled for Tuesday, November 20th in the appropriately named Jubilee Room, LACA will be marking the 25th anniversary of NSMW, sponsored again this year by Kraft Heinz Foodservice.

The week, which organisers say is one of the ‘crown jewels’ in LACA’s school meals promotional calendar,...

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awards, shortlist, nominees
05/06/2018 14:06
The LACA Awards for Excellence 2018 shortlist has been announced.

The awards will be presented at the LACA Main Event Gala Dinner on Thursday 12 July.

The LACA Special Contribution Award and LACA Chairs Award winners will be announced on the night. 

Please see below for the full list of nominees:

LACA apprentice/trainee Award,...

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RSPCA, animal, welfare
01/06/2018 07:06
The RSPCA’s ethical food label, RSPCA Assured, is calling on Brits to make the UK the ‘gold standard’ for farm animal welfare.

The ‘eat less, eat better campaign’, launched this week, encourages people to reduce their intake of meat, fish, eggs and dairy from low welfare farms; choosing higher welfare labels instead. 

The food label has published a report on the growing trend for eating less animal products,...

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obesity, children, Health
30/05/2018 10:05
The Health and Social Care Committee (HSCC) is calling for a wide-ranging childhood obesity plan that closes the gap between the richest and poorest children.

In a report published today, the parliamentary body has identified areas that demand urgent attention before the government publishes a revamped version of its childhood obesity plan.

LACA Chair Tim Blowers said: “LACA welcome the launch of the report. The recommendations that School Food...

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seafood, roadshow, education
29/05/2018 16:05
Seafood company Young’s Foodservice hosted a student roadshow on May 8 to 9 with Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), as part of its education programme.

The company delivered workshops to around 300 children at a school in Derbyshire, to give them an overview of the seafood industry and teach them how fish are caught, filleted and prepared.

Adrian Greaves, foodservice director at Young’s Foodservice, said: “It is our responsibility to...

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obesity, seminar, nutrition
29/05/2018 07:05
The Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar will take place on October 17 in central London.

Business practice and policy options for tackling obesity in England will be discussed.

The agenda includes keynote addresses from Heather Peace, head of nutrition science and policy, Food Standards Scotland and Kate Halliwell, head of UK diet and health policy, Food and Drink Federation...

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school, meals, Scotland
25/05/2018 12:05
An initiative providing free meals and activities at weekends and holidays will launch across North Lanarkshire this financial year, beginning with an expansion into Bellshill and Wishaw.

North Lanarkshire Council's (NLC) innovative ‘Club 365’ programme is for primary pupils who are entitled to free school meals and aims to reduce weekend and holiday hunger.

The decision follows a successful trial over the spring break at four venues in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. The...

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24/05/2018 10:05
Premier Foods has today (24 May) announced the five schools going through to its McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year final (12 July).

Open to primary schoolchildren aged 7-11, the competition required teams to bake either a sweet or savoury dish around the theme of ‘local produce,’ with a look to develop their interest in cooking and teach pupils about food sourcing and provenance.

Going head-to-head in the live final,...

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24/05/2018 09:05
Challenging Flora Stevenson Primary School (Edinburgh) pupils to create the ‘perfect illustration’ for a new children’s lunchbox it is launching, catering company Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events has crowned its winner.

The new lunchbox has been designed by primary five pupil, Eliza Grierson (aged 9), and will be available exclusively in The Royal Botanic Garden (Edinburgh).

Along with the two runners-up and their parents, Grierson won an afternoon tea at the Botanics to see the first batches of her...

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