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PHE Change4Life sugar smart
14/01/2019 13:01
Following the Public Health England (PHE) revelation earlier in January that, by the age of ten, many children have exceeded the maximum recommended sugar limit for someone eight years older, Change4Life is offering dedicated English and Maths resources to support teachers in promoting healthier habits.

While children’s sugar intakes have declined slightly in recent years, they are still consuming around eight extra sugar cubes each day, equivalent to around 2,800 excess sugar cubes per year.

Now PHE has developed dedicated English and Maths teaching resources for primary schools across...

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14/01/2019 06:01
To help consumers maintain a healthy weight and eat a balanced diet, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has today (14 January) launched a guide on portion sizes, entitled: ‘Find Your Balance’.

Offering advice on which foods to eat, how often and in what quantities, the three, free resources have been compiled by BNF nutrition scientists and are designed to ‘complement’ the government’s ‘Eatwell Guide.’

As such, ‘simple, easy-to-use’ symbols help consumers estimate how much of...

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Industry
09/01/2019 09:01
IRIS Software group has acquired provider of school and business cashless catering solutions BioStore Ltd.

Currently, BioStore cashless catering solutions and identity management software are used by over 3,000 UK schools an sixth form colleges ‘to improve and streamline access control and how catering services are delivered’.

Nigel Walker, managing director of BioStore, said: “BioStore is a...

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Industry
08/01/2019 06:01
Meat free specialist, Quorn, is investing £12 million this year it announced yesterday (7 January), to “drive growth and penetration of the meat-free category”.

As well as “innovative” new product development, the money will go towards launching its brand new messaging: “Healthy Protein. Healthy Planet” which highlights how Quorn products can help consumers reduce their meat consumption and the environmental impact of their diet.

The news comes...

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Industry
07/01/2019 06:01
The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) has announced details about its upcoming Facilities, Catering and Cleaning Management Seminar, which will take place 24-25 January in Nottingham.

Held at the Nottingham Belfry, the annual event – ‘Raising the game: adapting in changing times’ - will address issues facing service providers and give delegates the chance to ‘refresh their knowledge, learn new skills and give practical advice’ on implementing new ideas in the workplace....

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Industry
03/01/2019 08:01
Children exceed the maximum recommended sugar limit for an 18-year-old by the time they reach age 10, according to Public Health England (PHE).

Based on the their total sugar consumption from age two, the figure has been released with the launch of the Change4Life campaign, which aims to support families to cut back on sugar and help tackle growing rates of childhood obesity.

Dr Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at PHE, said: “...

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03/01/2019 08:01
Baking company Premier Foods has launched its fifth annual McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year, open to schoolchildren aged 7-11.

Entries opened yesterday (2 January) until 17 May, and require the young chefs to submit either a sweet or savoury recipe using one local ingredient (sourced within 30 miles of their school) and one McDougalls flour based mix.

This year’s theme is once again ‘local produce’ to “help...

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19/12/2018 10:12
Leading UK chefs and athletes joined forces in The Ritz (London) kitchens recently, as part of EP Business in Hospitality’s drive to educate children about food.

The event also supported the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ ‘Adopt a School’ trust, which is designed to educate primary school children about what they eat and the nutritional value, healthiness and to encourage a balanced diet.

As such, Olympic swimmer Kate Haywood and rugby athlete,...

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18/12/2018 06:12
Dorset-based school meals provider, Local Food Links, has announced the winners for its competition for pupils in its schools to design Christmas cards.

The competition, which is now in its fourth year, has children submitting entries showcasing an array of colourful and original designs. 
 


Local Food Links works with 50 schools and serves 3,700 lunches a day with 47 member of staff.

The winner for Key Stage 1 was Tommy Kay, who...

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Industry
17/12/2018 09:12
UKHospitality has claimed that the government migration proposals will ‘devastate’ the hospitality industry.

Under government plans, future EU migrants will be required to earn £30,000.

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “Since the publication of the MAC report, we have, along with others, repeatedly made the case for a future immigration system that supports hospitality.

“...

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