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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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LACA
29/04/2019 12:04
The deadline for the LACA Awards for Excellence has been extended until Friday 3 May 2019.

The LACA Awards acknowledge individuals and teams who continue to make a real difference to education catering.  

There are 11 award categories open for nominations:

  • LACA Apprentice/Trainee Award
  • LACA Catering Business of the Year Award
  • LACA
  • ...
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Industry
24/04/2019 08:04
Finishing its second phase of reformulations, foodservice provider, Bidfood, has so far achieved an average of 25% sugar reduction across some of its cakes and 20% across pie fillings.

In 2018 Bidfood revealed a 23% sugar reduction within its ice cream range and has continued to exceed the targets set by Public Health England’s (PHE), of 20% sugar reduction by 2020.

Laura Manning, bakery and desserts category manager, said:  “Within the bakery and desserts category,...

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LACA
23/04/2019 09:04
Nominations for the LACA Awards for Excellence close this Friday (26 April) at 12 Noon.

The awards acknowledge individuals and teams who continue to make a real difference to education catering.

LACA believes that good management, strong performances and high achievements deserve to be recognised and acknowledgement of effort is important to both reward and sustain...

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Industry
23/04/2019 09:04
Fussy kids will refuse to eat two meals a week, while two more are thrown away practically untouched, a survey has found.

A survey of 2,000 parents of kids aged four to 16 found three in five consider their child a 'fussy eater'.

The research by the UK meal kit company, HelloFresh UK, revealed that nearly one in two parents feel obliged to cook more than one different meal each night to make sure everyone...

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Industry
17/04/2019 08:04
A programme to help tackle holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation for some of the disadvantaged children in Hertfordshire returned to the county for the Easter Holiday.

The initiative which first ran in the summer of 2018 is a collaborative programme run by Herts Sports Partnership, HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Limited), Hertfordshire Fire Department and Hertfordshire Library Service.

The Fit, Fed and Read programme for children aged 8 to 11, focuses on...

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Industry
12/04/2019 09:04
Since announcing their partnership in July, Tilda Foodservice has donated 60,523 meals to the school-feeding charity, Mary’s Meals which provides daily meals to impoverished schoolchildren.

The six-month milestone was celebrated at Tilda’s headquarters in Rainham, where they were joined by Gerrard McMahon, fundraising co-ordinator at Mary’s Meals to mark the donation.

The dedicated day saw the Tilda Foodservice team serve up a Mary’s Meals inspired dish to its 200 employees...

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LACA
Michael Hales LACA universal infant free school meals Islington
10/04/2019 11:04
Commenting on Islington London Borough Council’s recent report on Universal Free School Meals (UFSM), chair of LACA Michael Hales has voiced his support.

He said: “LACA has long called for UIFSM (Universal Infant Free School Meals) to be expanded to all primary school children and the Islington Council report highlights why.

“As demonstrated in their report (Universal Free School Meals) UFSM has increased take-up of school meals,...

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Industry
10/04/2019 06:04
Hungry children are searching lunchboxes for food and are more preoccupied with lunchtime than learning if they haven't had breakfast, it has been revealed in a study.

The study: Hunger in the primary school setting: evidence, impacts and solutions according to school staff in the North East of England, interviewed 12 school staff in 2016 about the impact of holiday hunger on education.

“The first thing they want to do is eat or know when the next meal...

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