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LACA
15/05/2019 06:05
School caterers are essential within a school, they see students every day and are instrumental to their wellbeing and health within the school setting, which is why the theme of LACA’s Main Event is ‘A Healthy and Sustainable Future’.

LACA’s annual showpiece occasion will look to recognise the important part school caterers play in delivering health and sustainability to their students and their schools every day.

This year’s Main Event will be held from 10– 12 July at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole and will also...

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Industry
14/05/2019 08:05
School catering service, Independents by Sodexo, has appointed a ‘dedicated’ Health and Wellbeing Manager to help improve pupil performance.

Paul Quinn, who has a Masters in Applied Human Nutrition, brings a wealth of knowledge on the science behind food to Sodexo’s culinary team, which provides fresh food from scratch to more than 80 of the UK and Ireland's top independent schools.

The newly created role will see Paul Quinn,...

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Industry
13/05/2019 10:05
The Guardians of Grub campaign has been launched today (13 May) to tackle nearly £3 billion worth of food that is wasted every year across the hospitality and foodservice sector, of which 75% could have been eaten.

The campaign, developed by WRAP as part of its work to cut food waste from farm to fork, was unveiled at a symposium organised by the Government’s Food Surplus and Waste Champion Ben Elliot, and attended by senior business figures, the Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove.

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LACA
10/05/2019 05:05
Services and catering provider, ISS, has partnered with innocent drinks to deliver Green Fingers - The Big Grow. The week-long gardening event aims to educate pupils about the benefits of homegrown food, sustainability and trying new foods.

For the past seven years, ISS has held Green Fingers in the spring to help teach pupils about the seed to plate journey by providing a different educational activity for pupils. The innocent Big Grow encourages children across the UK and Ireland to get growing their own vegetables. 

Steve...

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LACA
09/05/2019 07:05
The School Meals association, LACA, has responded to Citizens UK report on school meals.

The report claimed that secondary school pupils from the most disadvantaged families who are entitled to free school meals lose out on tens of millions of pounds every year in unspent...

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Industry
09/05/2019 06:05
Secondary school pupils from the most disadvantaged families who are entitled to free school meals are losing out on tens of millions of pounds every year in unspent lunch funds, according to an investigation by charity Citizens UK.

It said that free school meals money not spent by a pupil, perhaps because they are off sick or have missed lunch due to other school commitments, or have not spent the full amount , is kept by the school meal provider rather than held in the pupil’s account for another day.

The charity...

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Industry
07/05/2019 12:05
Inflation in the foodservice sector dropped in March from the record high of 9.8% in February, but prices are continuing to rise.

It reported that fish continued to be the most volatile category in terms of price movements. Prices are ‘well above’ the levels seen this time last year, and rose by 10% month on month. Salmon prices peaked in the run up to Easter, but with good weather and reduced demand, along with likely...

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Industry
03/05/2019 08:05
National Slush Month, sponsored by Vimto Out of Home, kicks off this week (May 2019). To mark the occasion, it has launched the first in a series of social media competitions, part of an above-the-line campaign to get the nation celebrating slush.

Vimto Out of Home is on a’ mission’ to get more people than ever choosing frozen drinks. It has teamed up with some ‘top social media stars’ to encourage people to share their best #slushface for a chance to win an iPad.

Peter Robinson, Brand Manager, Vimto Out of Home, said: “We’re...

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LACA
01/05/2019 09:05
Leeds has become the first city in the UK to report a drop in childhood obesity after introducing a programme to help parents set boundaries for their children and say no to sweets and junk food, the Guardian has reported.

Only a few cities in the world, such as Amsterdam, have managed to cut child obesity. Like Amsterdam, the decline in Leeds is most marked among families living in the most deprived areas, where the problem is worst and hardest to tackle.

“The improvement in the most deprived children in...

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Industry
30/04/2019 08:04
Warewashing brand, Winterhalter, has launched its sixth annual contest to find the best kitchen porter in the UK.

With a prize fund worth £12,000, including a special gift for every nominee, the sixth year of the competition will ‘be the biggest ever’.

“Every year we’ve seen the standard of entries rise,” said Stephen Kinkead, managing director of Winterhalter UK.

“More companies want to...

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