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primary, school, meals
18/05/2018 14:05
The number of Scottish primary schools not meeting required nutritional standards is at its highest in six years.

Data from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request shows that in the 2012-13 period, 13 primary schools did not meet the required standard, climbing to 19 in 2016-17 and 21 over the last year.  

Furthermore, from 2017 to April 17 2018, 12 out of 14 of the Scottish secondary schools...

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council, catering, manager
17/05/2018 12:05
Derbyshire County Council is currently recruiting for an operational catering manager.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, June 10.

Derbyshire County Council Catering Service is one of the largest national award-winning specialist education caterers in the country, providing around 60,000 meals a day to nursery, infant, junior and secondary aged children.

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LACA
16/05/2018 07:05
Warewashing specialist Winterhalter has opened its 2018 Kitchen Porter (KP) of the Year competition.

Now in its fifth year, the prize fund totals more than £10,000, and every nominated KP will receive a gift.

Managing director Stephen Kinkead commented: “Every year the standard of entry goes up and the pressure intensifies. And every year we hear stories of KPs doing extraordinary work...

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LACA
food, British, farmers
15/05/2018 07:05
The Love British Food campaign is calling upon young farmers to help promote British food to consumers in a series of activities planned for the build-up to Easter and during autumn’s British Food Fortnight.

A total of 14 young farmers are leading the campaign. Co-op Farming Pioneers will be taking part and the National Federation of Young Farmers'​ Clubs is supporting.

Activities kick off this spring with a ‘My name is…’ social media campaign in the build-up to Easter, the next major food...

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LACA
gluten, charity, uk
15/05/2018 07:05
Gluten free charity Coeliac UK, along with solutions provider Innovate UK, is this week open for applications from businesses and researchers to the £750,000 fund. 


Researchers and businesses can apply for a share of the funding through three priority themes, with the grants ranging from £50k to £250k.

The grants include: 

- Early stage feasibility; 6 - 12 months, up to £100k

- Industrial research; 12 - 36 months, £50k - £250k

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LACA
hospitality, businesses, waste
14/05/2018 07:05
UK hospitality businesses have reiterated their commitment to tackling packaging waste by committing to a sector-wide pledge.

Delegates at 'Unpack the Future of Hospitality,' spearheaded by the British Institute for Innkeeping (BII) and UKHospitality, were urged to commit to a pledge unveiled by UKHospitality’s chief executive, Kate Nicholls, including: 

- Collaborating to eliminate unnecessary plastic in the...

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Industry
11/05/2018 15:05
School caterer, Educaterers, has expanded its online presence with further sections added to its website.

The website was launched at the end of last year, following Educaterers’ establishment as a Local Authority Traded Company – the first for Warwickshire County Council.

It now includes an improved recruitment section, with current vacancies and employee benefits displayed. The website also...

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LACA
annual, conference, exhibition
10/05/2018 09:05
LACA’s Main Event annual conference and exhibition has a bigger format for 2018.

There will be a full day’s programme of interactive workshops and conference sessions on Wednesday July 11.

In addition, the Education Catering Exhibition will now be opening earlier at 9.30am.

At the exhibition, over 160 exhibitors will showcase food and beverages, equipment,...

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LACA
10/05/2018 08:05
New research has found that half of British parents have ‘given up’ trying to feed their kids five portions of fruit and veg a day, claiming that they are “more concerned about ensuring they eat full stop.”

Of the 2,000 parents of children aged up to 10 surveyed, three quarters said they “struggle” to feed their offspring fruit and vegetables - with one in 10 admitting that fresh food goes off before they have a chance to eat it.

Worryingly however, 5% “don’t think it’s important” that their...

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LACA
09/05/2018 09:05
A national project designed to teach “every schoolchild where the food on their plate comes from,” is launching in the UK this Friday (11 May).

Founded by farmer and TV presenter, Adam Henson, the project – ‘Please Sir! Feed Me Truth’ – will connect and engage supply chains behind all school food with what’s on childrens’s plate, in a bid to “create a generational shift in how the nation engages with, and values food provenance.”...

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