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24/07/2018 07:07
Agricultural bodies are uniting this month to “raise consumer awareness of red meat’s positive messages,” as part of a brand new, wider initiative.

The jointly-funded project will see Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Meat Promotion Wales and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) work together to promote red meat as part of a balanced diet.

It forms part of AHDB’s £2 million funding for its...

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Industry
23/07/2018 07:07
Parents of primary schoolchildren at the Cardiff-based school, Ysgol Y Berllan Deg, queued up from 3am to secure a spot on its pre-school breakfast club.

With 400 school kids, the government-funded scheme offers just 80-150 places on a first-come, first-serve basis – leaving hundreds with a place.

According to The Times, ‘more than 130’ parents queued up, including Annett Farrow (69), who left her house in West Wales at 1:30am to secure...

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Industry
20/07/2018 07:07
Following the launch of HES Catering Services’ Veggie Run app in Havering council (April), it has just run a ‘healthy school catered lunch’ competition to further drive outdoor activity in local primary schools.

Encouraging all pupils aged 4-11 to take part, the Veggie Run initiative saw nearly 70, 4-11 year olds awarded a brand new bike, helmet and Veggie Run water bottle as their prize.

The scheme invited Havering primary schoolchildren to collect Crunch Brunch character badges (...

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Industry
20/07/2018 07:07
School contract caterer Alliance in Partnership (AiP) will be hosting an array of events this British Food Fortnight (22 September – 7 October) at Longlands Primary School (Fairfields).

Taking place during the town’s 2018 Ginger and Spice Festival, AiP will oversee a number of cookery demonstrations and interactive workshops from local chefs, community project leaders and school staff.

It will also donate a collection of seasonal British produce, as a sponsor, and...

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Industry
Derbyshire county council food for life funding
20/07/2018 07:07
Derbyshire County Council has announced it is supporting a project designed to encourage school pupils to learn about where their food comes from, how to cook it and how to develop healthy eating habits.

It is providing £70,000 to continue rolling out the Food for Life programme - a national project bringing schools and communities together around the idea of healthy, tasty and sustainable food.

There are 81 schools in Derbyshire currently taking part in the Food for Life project and it...

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LACA
Amanda Spielman Ofsted childhood obesity
19/07/2018 09:07
LACA has issued a statement welcoming the recognition of the economic benefits to schools of high take-up of school meals in a report just released by Ofsted on obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools.

It reads: “We are pleased that Ofsted confirms what previous academic research has found – namely that the best school leaders are going above and beyond to implement the school food standards.

“As this report outlines, UIFSM (universal infant free school meals) in particular saves...

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Industry
19/07/2018 07:07
Following confirmation earlier this year that eggs are “safe to be eaten runny by vulnerable groups,” a new report now claims that the dairy product does indeed ‘boost protein’ intake in childhood.

Published in healthcare periodical ‘Network Health Digest,’ the report reviewed international intervention studies and found that eggs “support growth, prevent stunting and improve protein levels in children.”

According to the study, adding one egg a day to a child’s usual diet found that...

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LACA
LACA Main Event 2018 Michael Hales
18/07/2018 09:07
LACA Chair-Elect Michael Hales told the Main Event that the association was celebrating its 30th anniversary during his term of office and he was working with members on a new vision for it that he planned to launch at the Autumn Seminar.

"We’ve already achieved a lot and I'll be seeking to build on this legacy.

"We need to continue to change. We have a range of different members with a range of different needs.

"But we know already from surveys that 98.5% of you feel we continue to represent you in a positive way...

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Industry
17/07/2018 09:07
Healthy eating programme ‘Schools to Market’ – the joint initiative between food charity, School Food Matters and Whole Kids Foundation – invited ‘hundreds’ of London-based pupils to sell their homemade chutneys at local Whole Foods stores last week (11 July).

With 16 establishments across the capital having taken part, the programme – now in its sixth year – aims to develop a ‘good food culture,’ teaching them about fresh, healthy food to improve nutrition and wellbeing.

As well as a whole school assembly to launch the programme and outline...

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LACA
16/07/2018 18:07
LACA Chair Tim Blowers will address an international conference on sustainable procurement in Vaxjo, Sweden on September 6th, 2018.

On one of his last trips as the chair of LACA, Tim will join colleagues from Sweden, Germany, Finland, Denmark and the UK to discuss reserach and practice in regards to sustainable food procurement in the public sector.  Tims presentation will cover the practical work done in UK public sector...

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