Latest news

Industry
01/08/2018 07:08
According to UK government, allergenic foods such as hen’s egg and peanut can be introduced to children’s diets from just six months of age, and “need not be differentiated from other solid foods.”

The advice comes from The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s (SACN) recently published ‘Feeding in the first year of life.’

Based on the latest nutrition science, the report also claims that excluding eggs from children’s diets after 12 months of age ‘may increase’ the risk of...

Read more
Industry
31/07/2018 07:07
Plymouth-based school meal provider CATERed is handing out free lunches to children across the city this summer, as part of its annual ‘Big Summer Food Tour.’

A not-for-profit organisation, CATERed will be providing children with free bagged lunches in a bid to ‘feed ambitions’ and children have ‘full stomachs and the energy needed to achieve in life.’

Kicking off today (31 July), the initiative is now in its fourth year and is expected to be ‘...

Read more
Industry
31/07/2018 07:07
The hospitality and catering industry came together this month to celebrate the winners of the first ever Chef Mentor Awards - part of the H&C Expo.

Recognising individuals who have “trained, nurtured and inspired chefs in kitchens across the UK,” the awards were open to education, catering, restaurant and hotel establishments across the country.

The full list of winners is as below:

  • Best School Chef Mentor
  • ...
Read more
Industry
30/07/2018 07:07
Designed to combat hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation across Hertfordshire this summer holiday, the Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) has extended its Fit, Fed and Read programme.

Drawing inspiration from national StreetGames initiative, Fit and Fed, HSP piloted its own programme ‘Fit, Fed and Read’ at Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield fire stations in Easter.

Its success has led it to expand the scheme to a further four fire stations - from two to six – for four...

Read more
Industry
27/07/2018 07:07
A new programme is launching in time for the summer holidays to provide low-income families with ‘free healthy food and enrichment activities.’

Founded by Family Action, ‘Families, Food and Fun’ (FFF) will be supported by the charity Magic Breakfast and Brakes’ Meals & More programme. Funding will come from the Department for Education (DfE).

The initiative comes as schools close for the summer, recognising that the loss of...

Read more
Industry
26/07/2018 10:07
Northumbria University will teach the public about healthy eating this summer (3-4 August), in partnership with education caterer Chartwells (part of Compass).

Among the line-up is Chartwells’ culinary director, Rob Kennedy - former executive chef at Sandhurst military academy and winner of the Craft Guild of Chefs 2016 Competition Chef Award.

‘Keen to share the benefits of good food,’ Kennedy will join university staff and other chefs at the...

Read more
Industry
26/07/2018 07:07
With childhood obesity listed as “one of the most important challenges of the 21st century,” ProVeg UK is urging schools to adapt their menus in response to shocking obesity rate figures released this week.

Published by Public Health England (PHE, 23 July), the figures show that the proportion of children aged 10-11 with ‘severe’ obesity has never been higher.

As such, ProVeg is calling on schools to make “small changes towards a more plant-based offering, which will make a huge difference...

Read more
Industry
25/07/2018 10:07
Taking action into its own hands, Wakefield city is following the success of its three-year, Three Area Project (TAP), which launched in 2010 to tackle on-going childhood obesity.

With a one-off £2.5 million investment from the council and NHS, Wakefield set out to transform three local communities to help ‘encourage healthier lifestyles and reduce obesity rates.’

As part of this, Greenhill Primary School was one particular focus. Encouraging children to get their...

Read more
LACA
25/07/2018 07:07
LACA Chair Tim Blowers and the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) have said yesterday’s childhood obesity announcement from Public Health England (PHE) is ‘disappointing’ and ‘worrying.’

Speaking to Cost Sector Catering, Blowers said: “The figures from PHE are disappointing - obesity in childhood leads to stigma, bullying and low-self esteem. It is also likely to lead to obesity in adulthood.

“LACA believes that healthy eating should be encouraged at school, not only...

Read more
Industry
24/07/2018 07:07
Shocking new figures from Public Health England (PHE) have today (24 July) revealed that “severe obesity in children aged 10-11 have reached the highest point since records began.”

The data comes from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), which monitored obesity trends in schoolchildren from 2006/07 to 2016/17.

Having recorded the height and weight of over one million children in reception (4-5 years) and year six (10-11 years) in school each year, key...

Read more

Pages