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LACA
26/03/2012 01:03

Teachers, pupils and local councillors in Barking and Dagenham have launched a new food growing programme across the region to help educate pupils about the growing process and where food comes from.

McCain Foods has helped to support the activity by providing curriculum based...

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LACA
23/03/2012 12:03

The full line-up of 10 regional winners has been finalised and now LACA’s School Chef of the Year competition is gearing up for the national final on May 23.

That will take place at the Food Services Wing, Defence Logistics School at Worthy Down in Hampshire.

Head of judges Justin...

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Industry
22/03/2012 12:03

The only responsible reaction to the world’s water challenge – which poses a long-term threat to the foodservice industry and society as a whole – is a collaborative, public policy-driven response, according to a new report from Nestlé.

The Meeting the Global Water Challenge report,...

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LACA
22/03/2012 00:03

Students at the Grace Academy Solihull have partnered with Academy caterer Aspens Services to supply them with fresh, local produce - grown in the Academy’s own vegetable garden.

Leek and potato soup and leek, potato and cheese pie – made using leeks grown at Grace Academy Solihull - are some of the first dishes to appear on the Academy's lunchtime menu through the new initiative.


Aspens is using the GreenGracers brand name devised by students to identify and promote dishes using the Academy-grown produce.

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LACA
21/03/2012 00:03

McCain Foods has developed a series of Diamond Jubilee themed posters to help school caterers mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign and drive school meal uptake through special breaktime or lunch dishes and menus.

Jo Simmons, McCain Foods’ Senior Brand Manager, explained: “...

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LACA
20/03/2012 00:03

Junk food ads could be banned from prime time TV in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, according to The Scottish Government.

Michael Matheson has written to Westminster Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to ask whether he would support a move to introduce a ban across the UK.


It follows recent research from Newcastle University which found that children are still being exposed to the same levels of advertising for such foods, despite Ofcom banning these commercials during programmes aimed at youngsters.

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LACA
19/03/2012 00:03

School meals provider Chartwells has teamed up with international charity Mary’s Meals to launch a new ethical initiative.

Providing over 600,000 meals every year to children across the globe, Mary's Meals sets up school feeding projects in some of the world's poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

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Industry
16/03/2012 11:03

A form of mechanically recovered meat dubbed ‘pink slime’ that has routinely been used for school meals in the US, may be off the menu following a decision by the country’s Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Officially called Lean Finely Textured Beef, it is formed by reclaiming the small...

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Industry
15/03/2012 14:03

Busy Bees, the UK’s largest childcare provider, has been awarded the bronze Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association for serving fresh and healthy meals in 129 nurseries across England and Wales.

The ‘bronze’ guarantees that all 14,000 meals served to children at Busy Bees...

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Industry
14/03/2012 16:03

Judges have whittled down the record number of nominees to the final three in each category of the Cost Sector Catering Awards.

Each of the three - whether individual, team or company - will now go forward to the awards night on April 12th at the Hilton London Metropole.

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