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08/04/2019 08:04
School caterer, Chartwells, has successfully ‘nudged’ secondary school pupils to choose healthier options whilst in lunch.

The pilot scheme saw an average increase of 8% in the take up of healthier choices, moving the caterer to introduce a customised menu nationwide to its portfolio of approximately 450 secondary schools, after the Easter break.

Richard Taylor, managing director at Chartwells, said: “...

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LACA
03/04/2019 08:04
Ashley Painter, Bridport Kitchen Manager at school meals provider Local Food Links (LFL), is in line to win the BBC’s Cook of the Year after he became one of three finalists in the Food and Farming Awards.

The award recognises that a good canteen kitchen serving nutritious, budgeted food 'transforms lives and it celebrates the people who are creating change through food'.

He said he was “really proud to be nominated and shortlisted for the award, and proud of the meals the Bridport team...

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Industry
02/04/2019 10:04
Children who grow up in poverty ‘endure hunger and shame,’ research from the University College of London (UCL), has suggested.

30% of children are in poverty in the UK, which has risen by 500,000 from 3.6million in 2010-2012, to 4.1 million in 2016-17.

The research published by Child Poverty Action Group has shown that children in low-income families are going hungry and are being exposed to ‘feelings of shame...

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Industry
02/04/2019 08:04
School Food Matters has called for help with responses to Ofsted’s consultation on its new framework before it closes on Friday.

It said: “The words “healthy eating” have been removed from the framework and we can find no reference to ‘school food’, ‘food education’ or the government’s proposed Healthy Schools Rating Scheme.

“This matters, as with children in school for 190 days we have a unique opportunity to...

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LACA
29/03/2019 10:03
Schools have been told to cut costs by limiting lunch portions by the under secretary of state for the school system, Lord Agnew’s, cost-cutting consultants.

Reports seen by Schools Week revealed that the ‘school resource management advisers (SMA) showed that the proposal for cutting portion size was made after an adviser reviewed the trust’s catering with the chain’s business manager and found that ‘there was a large amount of waste’.

But the...

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LACA
29/03/2019 06:03
School food caterer, Local Food Links, has increased its output by almost 50% with help from Dorset Growth Hub.

The countywide business support agency has helped the not-for-profit caterer to meet rising demand among primary schools for more choice in meal catering.

Local Food Links chief executive Caroline Morgan described the support package from Dorset Growth Hub as ‘pivotal’, adding: “They...

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Industry
28/03/2019 08:03
Havering Council’s Veggie Run campaign has been recognized as the ‘Veg Champion’ of London at the Urban Food Awards.

The award ‘highlights’ the borough's effort to encourage more children in the capital to eat increased amounts of vegetables.

Cllr Robert Benham, children's services, learning and education, said:  "The continued recognition for Veggie Run is a great achievement for Havering Council. To...

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26/03/2019 06:03
The Young Chef of the Year Award, developed by The Food Teacher, has launched in Ireland.

Started in 2017 through the Healthier Fleetwood initiative, it aims improve long-term health by educating children and their families about food and nutrition.

GP Dr Mark Spencer, who supported the initiative when it first launched, said:  “Cooking is great fun and brings families and...

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LACA
22/03/2019 08:03
LACA’s School Chef of the Year winner, Steven Cross, was invited to spend the day working alongside Michelin star chef Alyn Williams.

Williams had invited Cross to join him in his signature restaurant, Alyn Williams at the Westbury in the Westbury Hotel Mayfair as part of this year’s LACA Host a School Chef, sponsored by Alaska Seafood, programme.

The programme offers school chefs across England and Wales the...

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