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18/01/2019 08:01
Meat consumption needs to be reduced to just 7g a day in order to save the planet and reduce premature deaths, according to a report.

To protect the well-being of future generations, there needs to be a ‘drastic’ reduction in the consumption of meat, poultry and eggs, the EAT-Lancet Commission says.

7g of meat a day would be the equivalent to a meatball, a small bite of hamburger, or less than half a rasher of bacon....

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Industry
18/01/2019 06:01
The Welsh government has launched a public consultation on its new paper: ‘Healthy weight: healthy Wales,’ which outlines its national ambitions to prevent and reduce obesity.

The paper comes in response to alarming figures, which reveal that six in ten adults, and one in four reception-aged children are overweight or obese in Wales.

Minister for health and social services, Vaughan Gething, said: “This government is not prepared to let a poor diet or physical...

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Industry
18/01/2019 06:01
Havering Council is further developing its healthy eating app, Veggie Run, with the help of its new partnership with Stubbers Adventure Centre (Upminster).

Offering activities such as archery, climbing, bush craft and woodland construction, the centre aims to develop children’s independence, confidence and problem solving skills outside of the classroom.

As such, Havering Council and Stubbers Adventure Centre have launched a competition for...

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17/01/2019 11:01
The winner of the North East & Scotland final of LACA’s School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls was unveiled as Karen Cuthbertson from Edinburgh.

Employed by Inspire Catering and based at The Mary Esrkine School in Edinburgh, she had 90 minutes to prepare four portions of a main course and a dessert suitable for serving to 11 year olds in school.

Her main was a marinated chicken with Mediterranean veg and basil sponge, and the...

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LACA
17/01/2019 10:01
Matt Betts, employed by BMBC Schools Catering Service in Barnsley was announced as the Yorkshire and Humber regional School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls winner yesterday (16 January).

He had 90 minutes to prepare four portions of a main course and a dessert suitable for serving to 11 year olds in school. 

His two winning dishes were: Matt's Marvellous Mackerel Tacos - battered mackerel strips, tomato, pepper and onion concasse on iceberg lettuce and tortilla, basmati...

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Industry
16/01/2019 09:01
The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) has published its ‘Guide to Decommissioned Catering Equipment’ to stop the industry throwing away ‘tens of thousands’ of working appliances each year.

Offering insight into the issue and best practice for reusing second hand appliances, CESA said the main reason for the industry’s ‘scrap it’ mentality is lack of knowledge about other options available.

While many organisations do recycle, CESA believes this should be the ‘last resort...

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Industry
16/01/2019 06:01
Sharon Hodgson - chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for school food, and MP for Washington and Sunderland West - visited a local primary school this month to sample Sodexo’s new school meals offer.

Based on pupil-led insight and market research, hospitality provider Sodexo’s ‘Food & Co’ range claims to be a ‘new approach’ to school catering, which

Hodgson saw first hand at Ridgeway Primary Academy (South Shields) when she visited last week (11 January).

Having started its...

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Industry
15/01/2019 06:01
Pupils from Stainton C of E Primary School (Cumbria) will help launch the 2019 World Marmalade Awards this week (17 January), when they sing the ‘Marmalade Song’ at the Embassy of Japan (London) alongside ambassador Koji Tsuruoka.

Marking the 14th annual awards, Stainton School has long been an ‘integral part’ of the festival (which takes place in Cumbria) by opening the ceremony singing each year.

Designed to recognise ‘quality’ homemade marmalade and continue the tradition of preserving, growing and widening ‘one...

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