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11/10/2018 09:10
New research revealed this World Obesity Day, today (11 October) claims that people with obesity “experience stigma and discrimination across all aspects of their lives.”

Published by the World Obesity Federation, the study sought to highlight the global extent of weight stigma by examining online media in 22 countries, with each and every one showing ‘some bias’ but South Africa, Hong Kong and Italy found to be the most stigmatising.

Claiming that...

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Industry
09/10/2018 08:10
UK school caterers can win their pupils an ‘educational experience at their local farm’ as part of McCain Foodservice’s Rooted in Britain campaign.

Launched last month (September), the initiative aims to promote the importance of British farming, following research that showed one in four 6-11 year-olds have never been to a farm and a quarter of city-dwelling children have never seen a cow.

The competition is open to primary school...

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05/10/2018 09:10
Irish foodservice provider Mount Charles launched its healthy eating concept, Freshly Chopped, at Ulster University (NI) this week (2 October) with six more standalone units to open across the country.

Designed to “meet the needs of the growing number of Irish consumers who want a meal that is healthy, delicious, and fresh,” the brand is “on a mission to make it as easy as possible for people to eat healthily.”

This includes a ‘create your own’ salad bar allowing customers to choose...

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Industry
05/10/2018 08:10
The Soil Association held its annual Food for Life Served Here and Green Kitchen Standard Awards this week (3 October), celebrating food providers who help make “good food the easy choice.”

With just six awards up for grabs, all entries were reviewed by an independent panel, including: Claire Pritchard, chair of the London Food Board; LACA chair Michael Hales; and Myles Bremner from Bremner Consulting.

2018 also saw the launch of the Green Kitchen Standard award, which - run...

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Industry
04/10/2018 09:10
Chef Raymond Blanc opened the doors of his restaurant on 25 September to welcome guests for a dinner in aid of the Adopt a School Trust.

The annual five-course dinner took place at the Belmond le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons to celebrate and witness the impact of the Royal Academy of Culinary Art’s trust on the children it helps.

The Adopt a School Trust sends chefs and hospitality professionals into primary schools to help...

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Industry
03/10/2018 09:10
Tilda Foodservice returned to Foresters Primary School (Wallington) – winner of its 2018 Tilda Together competition – last month, to celebrate National Rice Week (17-23 September) and teach pupils how it’s grown.

With an audience of 250 schoolchildren, Tilda held a number of fun, educational exercises, including a ‘Paddy to Plate’ session. which highlighted what countries grow the ingredient and its journey from planting to eating.

It also shared insight into the company’s charitable initiative...

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Industry
03/10/2018 09:10
The recent hot weather has caused ‘turbulence’ in food prices, according to the latest Foodservice Price Index from CGA and Prestige Purchasing.

Overall inflation in the foodservice sector dropped in August 2018 due to a fall in meat and poultry prices against the same month last year, but prices are likely to rise again soon.

Shaun Allen, Prestige Purchasing chief executive, said: “Whilst the overall drop in inflation this month...

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Industry
02/10/2018 14:10
The environment and biological resistance to losing weight can impact efforts to become healthy, according to experts.

The British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) conference titled  ‘the what, how and when of weight loss’ heard from experts spanning key areas of scientific research around the subject of weight management.

They focused on the idea of an ‘obesogenic environment’, an environment that encourages...

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Industry
02/10/2018 08:10
Schoolchildren in Northern Ireland are being encouraged to enter the third annual Big School Cook Off competition, co-run by foodservice provider Mount Charles, supermarket chain SuperValu and the Irish News.

Aimed to develop entrants’ passion for cooking, the contest hopes to provide insight into the hospitality industry and a career in catering, while opening the door for future training and skills development.

To enter, teams of two must submit a two-cover, main course recipe at no more...

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02/10/2018 08:10
Encouraging students to pursue a career in hospitality, Great British Menu chef Ellis Barrie is to host cooking classes at a local Welsh school.

Barrie – of the 2 AA Rosette restaurant Marram Grass (Anglesey) – will be helping 13 GCSE pupils studying catering and hospitality at Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern this year.

Kicking off this month (15 October), the first session will focus on knife skills, with all children to be given a set...

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