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21/11/2018 09:11
Love British Food crowned Tracey Nash and Nancy Judge of Hampshire Fare the winners of this year’s British Food Fortnight competition.

In its sixth year, the competition looks for ‘events that strengthen the local community, support the economy and educate the public about British food and eating locally”.

Hampshire Fare was praised for its ‘outstanding’ efforts teaching young children about food provenance in a ‘fun and...

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LACA
21/11/2018 09:11
LACA has responded to the government's energy drinks consultation, which has been asking for views on banning energy drink sales to children.

As part of the government's plan to reduce childhood obesity and other health problems in children, it has been asking organisations and businesses its opinions on the subject.

In its response, LACA has said that the age limit for energy drinks should be 18 and that the prohibition should...

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LACA
20/11/2018 10:11
Today (20 November) LACA will visit the House of Commons at part of National School Meals Week (NSMW).

It will engage with MPs and Peers as they sample the very best of school meals from a specially designed 25th anniversary menu in the aptly named Jubilee Room.

The lunch will enforce the message of the importance of a hot, nourishing meal in the middle of the day to ‘power’...

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LACA
LACA autumn business seminar delegates
20/11/2018 09:11
School meals organisation LACA will be focusing on two issues over the coming year – universal infact free school meals and fast food restaurants near schools, reports David Foad.

Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) chair Michael Hales told members that the organisation will be concentrating its fire power on campaigning to expand the scope of universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) and on tackling the growing number of fast food restaurants springing up...

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Industry
20/11/2018 06:11
Over 90% of Brits want food companies to reduce the amount of sugar and calories in ‘everyday’ foods and drinks, Public Health England (PHE) has today (20 November) revealed.

The same amount (90%) said they support the government working with the food industry to make food healthier – listing the NHS as one of their biggest reasons, as 79% believe obesity has a ‘negative impact’ on the service.

This comes from a new survey commissioned by PHE and carried out...

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LACA
20/11/2018 06:11
To mark the 25th anniversary of National School Meals Week (NSMW) last week (12-16 November), Havering Council gave 13 of its longest serving dinner supervisors a chance to relax and let someone serve them instead.

With nearly 400 years of cooking experience and 23.3million meals between them, they were treated to afternoon tea on behalf of the borough to say thank-you.

Andrew Blake-Herbert, chief executive of Havering Council, said: “We have some amazing dinner supervisors who have shown pure...

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Industry
16/11/2018 06:11
Havering Council’s HES Catering Service, creator of the healthy eating app Veggie Run, has partnered with West Ham United Foundation to teach more children about healthy eating across the capital.

Through the Veggie Run app, the premiership foundation will deliver its own ‘Healthy Hammers’ programme to over half of primary and junior schools – approximately 2,400 children - in the borough.

This will further encourage healthy eating and teach pupils of its benefits.

Joseph...

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Industry
16/11/2018 06:11
School caterer Principals by CH&CO has made two ‘key’ appointments to support its growing business, having added 16 news schools to its portfolio this year.

Colin Wills has joined as operations director for secondary schools and existing employee, Verity Butcher (who has been with Principals by CH&CO for 12 years) has been promoted to operations manager for London primary schools.

Wills – a qualified chef – brings 30 years culinary and...

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LACA
15/11/2018 09:11
Quorn has partnered with SIPS Catering to treat pupils at a West Midlands Primary School to a series of interactive sessions yesterday (14 November), in celebration of National School Meals Week (NSMW).

With the help of Quorn Superheroes, Hope and Max, the children and staff from Crocketts Community School in Sandwell, West Midlands, enjoyed hands-on activities, including cookery demonstrations, tastings, and educational talks on the health benefits of Quorn for both them and the planet....

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LACA
15/11/2018 06:11
Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL) and Peartree Spring Primary School in Stevenage hosted a breakfast celebration in support of LACA’s National School Meals Week (NSMW) yesterday morning (14 November).

HCL planned the Powered by School Meals event which ‘energised’ pupils from an early 7.45am start this morning, together with presenting five important ‘Powered by School Meals’ messages, emphasising the positive effects of a healthy, nutritious school meal at lunchtime.

Ian Hamilton, CEO...

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