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LACA
09/11/2018 06:11
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has become top of the ‘Good Food for London’ league table for the second year running.

The league table charts the progress made by London’s 33 boroughs in making London’s food system healthier and more sustainable, Greenwich won the award through its work helping residents to eat healthy and combat poor nutrition.

Councillor Averil Lekau, cabinet member for adult social...

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LACA
08/11/2018 06:11
Taylor Shaw, the education arm of Elior UK, has launched its new website, designed to deliver more functionality and improved accessibility for the operators.

The website’s new designs will make it easier to navigate through the services and view what is available.

Cal Morris, director of sales, marketing and corporate communications at Elior UK, said: “We’re committed to making sure operators can always provide anyone with nutritionally rich...

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LACA
08/11/2018 06:11
The London Borough of Havering has been shortlisted for the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) 2019 Awards for its healthy eating ‘Veggie Run’ campaign.

Up against nine other councils for ‘Campaign of the Year’, ‘Veggie Run’ launched in April by Havering’s in-house service provider, HES Catering Services. It targets four to 11 year-olds and encourages them to lead a healthier lifestyle.

With circa 20,000 downloads, reports claim there has...

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Industry
08/11/2018 06:11
Foodservice wholesaler, JJ Foodservice, has launched a micro-site specifically for education caterers, to offer advice on best-selling products, recipes and education news.

In addition to its online ordering website and App, which offers a ‘one tap’ checkout, school caterers now can access the education micro-site, designed to offer caterers menu inspiration based on what popular items other school caterers are using.

JJ’s business development manager for...

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Industry
07/11/2018 11:11
Young’s Seafood headed to Farmwise Devon – a local children’s farming event – last month to help educate primary school children about the benefits of sustainable seafood.

This is the second year running that Young’s has supported the event, saying it is keen to “to attend such events to inspire and educate young children to experiment with seafood”.

With an audience of over 18,000 kids, this year’s show provided students an insight into the seafood...

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Industry
07/11/2018 09:11
Teaching local primary schoolchildren about healthy diets and chef skills, the Fleetwood Young Chef Award – now in its second year – is expanding across the country following its success in Fleetwood (Lancashire).

Launched in 2017 by Healthier Fleetwood – a scheme designed to “improve the health and well being of residents by encouraging individuals to take more control” – the award challenges year five pupils to plan and cook a three-course menu for their ‘hero’, at no more that £10.

Recognising...

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Industry
07/11/2018 06:11
Teaching primary schoolchildren a range of food topics, TRiFOCAL London’s ‘Small Change Big Difference’ campaign has this week been named “one of the world’s ten most inspiring sustainability programmes for young people”.

Since launching last year (2017), it is estimated that the scheme has reached over 5,000 pupils across 17 schools in seven London boroughs, enlightening them on healthy sustainable eating, preventing food waste and recycling unavoidable food waste.

It is one of 10 educational programmes...

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Industry
07/11/2018 06:11
Thousands of workers, including caterers, on term time only contracts working in schools and nurseries are to receive large payments following a legal battle between trade unions and Greenwich Council.

The issue came to light when it was brought to the attention of the unions that the calculation used by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to calculate the rates of pay for term time workers incorrectly underestimated the number of hours they would work over the course of the year.

Andy...

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LACA
07/11/2018 06:11
The Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) has reacted to the Government’s Department of Health’s policy paper, which ‘sets out a vision for putting prevention at the heart of our nation’s health’.

Titled: ‘Prevention is better than cure; our vision to help you live well for longer’, the paper outlines the government’s plans to prevent health problems arising in the first place, including every day decisions, such as what people eat and drink.

LACA said: “LACA are pleased that the...

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LACA
07/11/2018 06:11
School Food Matters’ Young Marketeers programme has been shortlisted for the NatWest skills and opportunities fund.

The fund enables people in disadvantaged communities t develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to build their financial capability skills or to start or develop a new business now or in the future.   

The Young Marketeers programme sees young people become market...

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