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30/08/2017 09:08
Teaching children the importance of staying well hydrated, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) has launched a ‘Why Water Matters’ fact sheet, outlining the mental and physical benefits of drinking water.

Promoting the tag line ‘think drink to help you think,’ the free sheet hopes to remind schools of the benefits of water coolers, stating:

  • “Being well-hydrated helps children achieve their optimum performance both mentally and physically, and water is one of the healthiest means of
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30/08/2017 07:08
A large study of food eaten by adults has found that the optimum health benefits of fruit and vegetables are achieved with just three to four servings a day.

Researchers, who announced their findings at a European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona and have published them in The Lancet, say: “Higher fruit, vegetable, and legume consumption is associated with a lower risk of non-cardiovascular, and total mortality.

“But the benefits...

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29/08/2017 07:08
Catering company, Cordia, has promoted Ross McKenzie to senior operations manager of its contract catering division, Encore Hospitality Services.

Tasked with “modernising catering offers, presentation and customer engagement,” McKenzie will also be the main point of contact for progressing new initiatives and business developments across Encores’s Glasgow-based sites, including Kelvingrove Art Gallery, City Chambers and St Mungo’s Museum...

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24/08/2017 10:08
New research commissioned by food processing and packaging company, Tetra Pak, reveals that more than a third of UK parents feel guilty for not providing “a healthy enough school lunchbox” for their primary school-aged children.

With the State of Child Health Report claiming “more than a third of children leave primary school overweight or obese,” the research looked at what influences the content of children’s lunchboxes, and the barriers that the industry, parents, schools and the government face in promoting healthy...

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23/08/2017 10:08
The Kraft Heinz Company has confirmed that it will sponsor the LACA National School Meals Week 2017 (NSMW).

The global food processor will promote its no added sugar and reduced salt baked beans and tomato sauce range as it accompanies the NSMW team

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23/08/2017 07:08
In celebration of National Rice Week (18-24 September), Uncle Ben’s has crowned Rob Maidment from T(n) S Catering at Simpsons Lane Academy, West Yorkshire, the winner of its 2017 Best Rice Dish competition.

Tasked with creating a “delicious and unique rice dish” to appear on school menus during National Rice Week, Maidment’s ‘Italian Chicken and courgette rice’ dish triumphed – winning six months free supply of Uncle Ben’s rice and a brand new Kitchen Aid for his school.

Uncle Ben’s parent...

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22/08/2017 12:08
Dairy products producer Kerrymaid has teamed up with Jeanette Orrey MBE to produce a collection of ‘tried and tested’ recipes from Orrey and other school chefs.

The downloadable online recipe collection features meals designed for both home and school kitchens with ingredient portions serving from 4-8 to 190-380.

School chefs who feature in the collection include Kath Breckon from Westcliff Primary School, Ravenscliffe High School’s Tony Mulgrew...

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22/08/2017 11:08
Media personality and TV presenter Dr Dawn Harper has launched a campaign encouraging parents to feed their children nuts as a snack rather than crisps.

The news follows a report from Censuswide that found that parents were more than twice as likely to give their children crisps as a snack, with 92% of children given crisps at least once a week compared to 26% being fed nuts.

The study of 1,000 parents with children aged 5-12 found that...

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21/08/2017 07:08
Trade Interchange - the management software provider – is urging businesses to implement better supplier management systems, following the recent contaminated egg scandal that hit the UK.

Given how vast and complex the global food supply chain is – ingredients being sourced from multiple suppliers and countries worldwide – ineffective systems can make monitoring the supply chain much more difficult, and consequently result in such scares.


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18/08/2017 07:08
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has this week released a new video – ‘The Meat We Eat’ - highlighting the importance of beef, lamb and pork in maintaining a healthy diet.

Available to view on QMS’s YouTube page (,) the video contains a wealth of information including the nutritional benefits and recommended daily intake of...

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