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24/04/2018 07:04
A new charity encouraging top restaurant chefs to hang up their whites and join school kitchens has launched in the UK, in a bid to improve school lunches nationwide.

Hoping to “put 100 restaurant chefs in 100 schools by 2023,” ‘Chefs in Schools’ was founded by Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of healthy food chain Leon; Nicole Pisani, former head chef at Yotam Ottolenghi’s Nopi; and Gayhurst Community School (London Fields) head teacher, Louise Nichols.

The...

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LACA
20/04/2018 12:04
The Dome at the University of Derby hosted the LACA East Midlands AGM and Seminar on March 14th. Have a look what happened....

The next event will be on Thursday 4th October at Nottingham's National Justice Museum. Look out for more information in the near future.

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LACA
20/04/2018 09:04
Dairy UK has today (20 April) hit back against a report published by campaign group, Eating Better, yesterday, claiming that the “dairy sector has been wilfully misrepresented.”

Entitled ‘Principles for eating meat and dairy more sustainably,’ the report calls on consumers and the government alike to “eat less and better meat and dairy...

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LACA
health, school, lunch
20/04/2018 08:04
The London borough of Havering launched England’s first council-created app this week, to promote healthy eating to primary and junior school children.

The Veggie Run app, which presents the newly created Crunch Bunch team, was designed in partnership with local children and is supported by public health programme Change4Life to address the rising obesity epidemic in the borough and highlight the health benefits of a school catered lunch.  ...

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LACA
chief, executive, retirement
20/04/2018 08:04
Ian Hamilton took over from former chief executive Lin O’Brien this April following her retirement from HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Limited).

Hamilton took over from former chief executive Lin O’Brien this April following her retirement from HCL.

Hamilton, who has worked for the company for over three years, says he is looking forward to building upon the success of HCL and O’Brien’s work.

He said: “My goal is to work in...

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LACA
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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Industry
LACA
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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LACA
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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LACA
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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LACA
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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