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Doncaster Schools Catering Soil Association Our Lady of Sorrows
06/07/2018 10:07
Following its recent annual inspection by the Soil Association, Doncaster Schools Catering has achieved the Silver Food for Life Served Here accreditation for its 95 primary and special schools for the third year running.

The school visit took place at Our Lady of Sorrows Academy in Armthorpe. Caron Longdon, Soil Association’s Food For Life Served Here manager for the north of England, presented the certificate and talked to the pupils about the award.

Doncaster Schools Catering manager Janet Sylvester,...

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school plant based food meals menu vegan vegetarian
05/07/2018 07:07
ProVeg UK, a food awareness association, is calling for changes to school meals to increase children’s intake of plant-based foods. The organisation has started the ‘School Plates’ campaign, which is dedicated to promoting plant-based options.

It claims these plant-based alternatives will ease school budgets and help save the planet.

The company proposes five small changes to school menus in an attempt to improve children’s health without compromising on taste. These changes include: offering a daily meat-free meal, making the...

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school healthy exercise playgroup learn play grow wimbledon
04/07/2018 10:07
School caterers ISS have joined forces with children’s playgroup Learn Play Grow during the Wimbledon tennis tournament to get children moving and eating well across the country.

School caterers ISS have joined forces with children’s playgroup Learn Play Grow during the Wimbledon tennis tournament to get children moving and eating well across the country. 

The roadshow kicked off on the 22nd of June, and will travel from South London to North Yorkshire over the...

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LACA Main Event navigating maze change
04/07/2018 10:07
A week to go before LACA’s showpiece Main Event kicks off on July 11th, and the expression ‘kick off’ is on the minds of organisers.

The Wednesday ‘ice breaker’ evening social event on the first day is themed Ska-Two Tone, with music, food and costumes to match.

However, conscious that this coincides with a World Cup semi-final that could feature England, screens have been arranged to show the game in full and the...

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childhood obesity mothers
04/07/2018 09:07
Children of mothers who follow a healthy lifestyle have a substantially lower risk of developing obesity than children of mothers who don’t make healthy lifestyle choices, finds a study published in the British Medical Journal.

The findings show that risk was lowest among children whose mothers maintained a healthy weight, exercised regularly, did not smoke, ate a healthy diet, and were light to moderate drinkers.

The researchers suggest that if both mothers and their children stuck to a healthy lifestyle this...

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allergy allergen accreditation anaphylaxis challenge allergies food chefs caterers
03/07/2018 11:07
Allergen Accreditation, catering industry allergen awareness and training company, has created a two-week challenge to raise awareness of the difficulties of living with a food allergy.

The company, which provides a framework for implementing the New EU allergy law, invites chefs, caterers and food-lovers to eliminate one or more allergens from their diet. The aim is for the volunteer to understand the daily issues of someone who lives with an allergy. The challenge will...

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Vaughan Gething Health Secretary Wales Childhood Obesity
02/07/2018 11:07
The Welsh Government has proposed a 12-week plan for childcare settings to combat childhood obesity.

Last week Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething outlined the plan to reduce levels of obesity. Gething said: “Childcare settings provide an ideal opportunity to encourage young children to eat well and learn about food.”

In a statement he said: “I am launching...

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RCPCH Russell Viner childhood obesity
02/07/2018 10:07
The recent publication by the Government of ‘Chapter Two’ of its childhood obesity plan has been described as ‘extremely encouraging’ by Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

But he also warned that more support was needed for children who were already overweight or obese.

New measures to halve the number of obese children by 2030 were unveiled last week by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt, along with proposals to prevent ‘pester-power’ by stopping...

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PHE fast food obesity England
29/06/2018 10:06
Public Health England has published map, area deprivation chart and data tables showing the density of fast food outlets in England, by local authority and ward.

Under the rubric ‘Obesity and the Environment’ the map shows that in England there are on average 96.5 fast food outlets for every 100,000 people.

This figure, though, includes areas such as Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Sussex and Hampshire where there can be as few as 26, along with...

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Tilda Together Frances Tophill Foresters School Wallingford
29/06/2018 09:06
A primary school in Sutton has won Tilda Together 2018 and scooped a £500 cash prize, as well as a vegetable garden designed by horticulturalist and presenter of ITV’s Love Your Garden, Frances Tophill.

Foresters Primary School in Wallington won Tilda’s annual competition after catering manager, Terri Phillimore entered the school to win the special day.

All schools entering had to submit, in no more than 80 words, why they wanted to host a Tilda Together Day.

Phillimore said: “I...

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