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LACA
26/02/2019 16:02
LACA has reacted to the Food Foundation's 'Broken Plate' report, which identifies ten signs that show the UK’s food system has led the country into a 'national health crisis', with children and households on low incomes suffering the severest health consequences.

Michael Hales, chair of LACA said: “LACA welcome the Food Foundation report, particularly the call for the expansion of Universal Infant free school meals to all primary aged pupils. 

"LACA have long campaigned for the expansion of this hugely successful scheme so that access to healthy...

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Industry
25/02/2019 09:02
A ban on junk food advertising across London's entire public transport network has started today.

As previously reported, posters for food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar will begin to be removed from the Underground, Overground, buses and bus shelters.

After plans were first announced in May, 82% of 1,500...

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Industry
22/02/2019 06:02
Supplier Premier Foods hosted a careers workshop for local GCSE pupils studying food technology in St Albans yesterday (14 February), to provide insight into the catering, hospitality and food manufacturing industries.

Working with 11, year 11 pupils from Loreto College, the event took place at the company’s head office (St Albans) and formed part of IGD’s ‘Feeding Britain’ programme. This links food businesses with local secondary schools to help build on-going relationships.

Kicking off with a welcome...

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Industry
ParentPay school lunches
20/02/2019 10:02
LACA Partner ParentPay, which provides cashless payment systems for more than 8,500 schools in the UK, has rejected claims made in national online media that children went hungry after its system suffered a ‘meltdown’.

A spokesperson, describing stories in the Sun Online and metro.co.uk as ‘sensationalised’, said the reality was that a minor glitch on February 11th affected ‘a handful’ of parents who were trying to make payments using the system.

“Unfortunately we did experience a technical issue, which...

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Industry
20/02/2019 06:02
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched the ‘Guide to Introducing Vegan Options’ to help restaurants, pubs, caterers, and other food-industry insiders to expand their vegan repertoires.

PETA director of vegan corporate projects, Dawn Carr, said:  "Huge numbers of Brits are seeking plant-based foods, and offering tasty, innovative vegan dishes is the easiest way for restaurants to cash in.

“There are plant-based versions of nearly every animal-derived food, so it's time...

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LACA
19/02/2019 10:02
Caterers are being encouraged to celebrate International School Meals Day (ISMD) on 14 March 2019.

The theme for 2019 is ‘Who makes my meal’ and hopes to encourage young people to think about their favourite foods, where it comes from and who provides it. 

Launched in 2013, the day aims to raise awareness of the importance of the nutritional quality of school meal programs worldwide,...

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Industry
19/02/2019 09:02
‘Talking Food’, a ‘bitesize’ podcast, is being launched by foodservice provider, Bidfood, to look at 2019’s top food and drink trends.

The ten-part series will look at a range of topics pertinent to the foodservice and hospitality industry, including  Modern Europe, Macro Trends and Afro Caribbean. 

Hosted by Bidfood’s head of insight and customer sxperience, Sarah Whiddett, the first series of Talking Food will see the...

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Industry
19/02/2019 08:02
Young’s Foodservice has appointed two new business development managers to ‘further drive the growth of the company’s Foodservice Division within education’.

Martin Mosley and Chris Baker will bring a ‘wealth’ of experience to the company.

Foodservice director, Adrian Greaves, said: “I am delighted to have Martin Mosely and Chris Baker on board.

“I am confident that they will both play an important role in driving the company’s...

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LACA
18/02/2019 09:02
Competition Tilda Together is back with charity Mary’s Meals and holds the chance for one school to win £500 and a Tilda Together Day.

Now in its fourth year, Tilda Together focuses on the role nutrition can play in healthy bodies and healthy minds and will see Tilda Foodservice partner with school-feeding charity, Mary’s Meals.

The competition is open for entry to both primary and secondary schools.

Along with...

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Industry
Independents by Sodexo health wellbeing nutrition resilience
18/02/2019 06:02
International services provider Sodexo’s private school arm has hosted events that gathered experts to discuss the health and wellbeing of young people.

The two symposia – one in Scotland, one in England – aimed to share best practice and initiatives.

Jeremy Alderton, managing director for Independents by Sodexo, said: “With a lack of exercise and excessive portion sizes driving high levels of obesity among young people, it is more...

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