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LACA
31/08/2011 23:08

Parents who give their children two pre-packed lunchbox products could add 22g sugar and 1.8g salt to their daily intake, according to new research from Which?

This figure is over a quarter of the recommended sugar intake and over half the maximum daily salt intake for a five year old...

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LACA
30/08/2011 23:08

Following the publication on Monday (29 August 2011) of the latest survey from Which? into school meal prices, LACA (the Local Authority Caterers Association) which represents 80% of the caterers providing meals in state schools across Britain, gives its response below.

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LACA
29/08/2011 23:08

New research from Which? has found that the price of school meals is rising in two thirds of schools across the country this coming term.

While a majority of parents will see the cost of school meals rise below the rate of inflation this September, others will have to pay up to 17%...

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Industry
25/08/2011 23:08

The School Food Trust has responded to new research, published in The Lancet, predicting that 26 million people in the UK could be clinically obese by 2030.

The charity's chairman, Rob Rees, said: "There are simple things which can make a huge difference here. We have to start early...

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LACA
24/08/2011 23:08

The cookery school at Bordeaux Quay in Bristol is hosting a workshop to inspire public sector cooks to put Real Bread on the Menu.

The Cookery School's team will run this one-off session for a limited number of cooks from 3-6pm at their purpose-built training kitchen. The workshop...

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LACA
22/08/2011 23:08

A new survey by children’s cookery expert Annabel Karmel has revealed that 8 out of 10 parents are still giving their children unhealthy snacks in their lunchboxes.

The survey also found one out of five parents under pressure are more likely to give their children sugary cereals,...

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LACA
22/08/2011 23:08

When youngsters from East Anglia return to school next month, they will be faced with what has been described as “one of their toughest academic challenges” – to create the tallest jelly.

The Institute of Food Research's Tallest Jelly competition is open to schools throughout Norfolk...

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Industry
18/08/2011 23:08

The Chesham Grammar in Buckinghamshire, Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham, Hanley Castle High School in Worcester and Wye Valley School in Bourne End have all renewed its contracts with caterer Alliance in Partnership (AiP).

Chesham Grammar has signed up for two more years...

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LACA
18/08/2011 23:08

The Rhondda Cynon Taf Council in Wales has announced its decision to ban unlicensed fast food vendors from streets surrounding schools.

Public health and protection officers have banned street trading during school hours and term times in roads surrounding Porth County Community and...

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LACA
16/08/2011 23:08

Country Range Group has introduced a new programme called K2N (Key to Nutrients) to help caterers in schools and care homes adhere to government guidelines and prove the health values of its meals.

The K2N software programme calculates nutritional values of recipes and menus and is...

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