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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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sustainability, BRITA, catering
08/06/2018 10:06
While 85% of hospitality businesses consider themselves sustainable, almost half don’t have specific corporate social responsibility (CSR) targets in place, new research has revealed.

The figures, released today (World Ocean Day) by BRITA Professional, also highlight cost as the biggest barrier to hospitality businesses being more sustainable, with over 40% of companies finding it a challenge.

The research also showed that while hospitality, restaurant and catering...

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chef, sponsor, education
08/06/2018 09:06
LACA has announced that leading education procurement specialists YPO have confirmed their sponsorship for the 'Host a School Chef' programme for 2018.

Now in its fifth year, the promotion offers school chefs the opportunity to spend a day in the kitchens of some of the most exclusive restaurants in the country, working alongside some of the most celebrated chefs in the catering industry, demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent of today’s...

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LACA
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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LACA
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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Industry
05/06/2018 14:06
National wholesaler JJ Foodservice has expanded its team and product range to support schools, colleges and universities.

The company aims to be a ‘one stop shop’ for schools, offering everything from food and drink products to disposables, packaging and cleaning products.

Group general manager at JJ Foodservice, Terry Larkin, said: “Providing children with a nutritionally balanced menu that tastes great and...

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professional, kitchen, show
04/06/2018 07:06
The inaugural Professional Kitchen Show will take place next year (22 -23 January) at the NEC Birmingham.

The show will feature 250 exhibitors and over 8,000 key senior buyers.

The programme is launching later in the summer. Founding members include Sodexo, Amadeus, Vision, Spirit and Bartlett Mitchell.

A leading feature is the buyers’ club – the HRC 200 Birmingham. Members that join...

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school, students, competition
01/06/2018 10:06
Students at Reepham High School took part in a Junior Masterchef competition, as part of the Reepham Food Festival on May 27.

The competition was organised by Mrs Angela Gibbs, head of food and catering at the school, and was sponsored by school and care home service provider, Norse Catering.

The contestants developed recipe ideas for two courses with a spring or summer theme, to be produced from local...

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LACA
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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LACA
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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