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07/03/2012 10:03

A new report by the Children’s Food Trust has revealed that parents would like more legislation to help them feed their children a healthy diet.

The report, which was launched today at the Trust’s first Children’s Food Conference, revealed that 79% of surveyed parents would like to see...

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Industry
06/03/2012 12:03

Researchers at the University of Leicester are to carry out a study into how food and eating habits can help to shape children’s social skills.

They will examine the social and behavioural aspects of dining and their potential impact on school attendance and attitudes to learning....

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LACA
06/03/2012 11:03

Hotelympia 2012, which ran from February 26 to March 1 at ExCeL in London, attracted more than 33,000 attendees, according to organisers. This represents a 4% rise on the figure for the previous event in 2010.
Toby Wand, group exhibition director at show organiser Fresh Montgomery, said preliminary figures showed footfall on the Monday and Tuesday (February 27-28) was "significantly higher" than in previous years.


These two days included appearances from a number of 'star' names.

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LACA
29/02/2012 09:02

Plymouth City Council’s Education Catering Service achieves prestigious gold Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals.

This means that the Education Catering Service in Plymouth is only the second local authority caterer in England and one of just six school...

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LACA
28/02/2012 11:02

A survey of the 1,102 academy schools in the UK has attempted to find out who operates the catering, which company offers the supply route and how many pupils are on the roll of each.

During January and February 1,066 of the academies responded – a 97% completion rate.

The data...

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Industry
23/02/2012 10:02

The pupils of Wark First School in Wark, near Hexham in Northumberland, are enjoying a menu of freshly-prepared lunches thanks to a link-up with nearby Battlesteads Pub, Hotel and Restaurant.

Following funding cut backs from the Local Education Authority (LEA), the school had to make...

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LACA
23/02/2012 00:02

Award-winning education catering providers Alliance in Partnership (AiP) has won a new contract with a Sutton Coldfield secondary school.

The company has been awarded a three-year contract with Bishop Walsh Catholic School, which caters for 1034 pupils aged 11-18.


Business manager Dawn Knott said: "We impressed with AiP's track record and company ethos. We're really looking forward to working with them and developing our food service offer throughout the school campus."

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LACA
20/02/2012 11:02

Around 100 delegates met at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth on Friday, February 17th for the first LACA National Seminar of 2012.

Welcomed by national chair Lynda Mitchell, the assembled delegates were keen to hear from speakers on some of the most pressing issues the association is...

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LACA
03/02/2012 00:02

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, and Bury Council have reached an agreement to settle nearly one thousand low paid women council workers’ equal pay claims.

The women, who do vital jobs such as caring, cleaning, and cooking, were paid less than their male colleagues, for doing...

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LACA
03/02/2012 00:02

The Hampshire County Council’s Catering Service has announced that the price of its school meals is to be kept the same for the fourth consecutive year.

Councillor Roy Perry, Hampshire County Council's deputy leader and executive lead member for children's services, approved...

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