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LACA
12/11/2018 06:11
The final programme for LACA’s autumn seminar has been announced.

Taking place at Stratford Manor Hotel this Friday (16 November 2018) from 9am, the programme will include a childhood obesity policy update and Q&A.

It will also include information update on Host a School Chef and the 25th anniversary of National School Meal Week from...

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LACA
09/11/2018 09:11
With National School Meals Week taking place across the country next week (12-16 November), ISS’s school catering business is getting ready to host a number of celebrations.

Lead by the Lead Association for Education (LACA), the national event is now in its 25th year and is designed to celebrate “all that is great about school meals,” said national chair Michael Hales.

As well as serving the nation’s favourite school meal – recently unveiled as...

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Industry
09/11/2018 08:11
BRITA Professional teamed up with industry experts to launch a podcast series this International Stress Awareness Week (5-9 November), designed to help hospitality workers combat stress in the kitchen.

It comes as new researched reveals that 70% of hospitality workers feel stressed in the kitchen, with staff shortages and unreliable equipment among the biggest causes.

The water company’s new four-part series: ‘Life is Better Filtered’ address such issues, with wider industry perspective...

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Industry
09/11/2018 06:11
Catering operators in the UK are being invited to celebrate International Mushy Pea Day (IMPD) today (9 November), now in its second year.

Originally started by Harbour Lights Restaurant in Falmouth, Cornwall, IMPD has returned to celebrate a food item also known as ‘Yorkshire caviar’. In fact, mushy peas are regular ones that have been grown for an extra two weeks.

A spokesman for the restaurant said that the proper ...

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LACA
09/11/2018 06:11
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has become top of the ‘Good Food for London’ league table for the second year running.

The league table charts the progress made by London’s 33 boroughs in making London’s food system healthier and more sustainable, Greenwich won the award through its work helping residents to eat healthy and combat poor nutrition.

Councillor Averil Lekau, cabinet member for adult social...

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LACA
08/11/2018 06:11
Taylor Shaw, the education arm of Elior UK, has launched its new website, designed to deliver more functionality and improved accessibility for the operators.

The website’s new designs will make it easier to navigate through the services and view what is available.

Cal Morris, director of sales, marketing and corporate communications at Elior UK, said: “We’re committed to making sure operators can always provide anyone with nutritionally rich...

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LACA
08/11/2018 06:11
The London Borough of Havering has been shortlisted for the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) 2019 Awards for its healthy eating ‘Veggie Run’ campaign.

Up against nine other councils for ‘Campaign of the Year’, ‘Veggie Run’ launched in April by Havering’s in-house service provider, HES Catering Services. It targets four to 11 year-olds and encourages them to lead a healthier lifestyle.

With circa 20,000 downloads, reports claim there has...

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Industry
08/11/2018 06:11
Foodservice wholesaler, JJ Foodservice, has launched a micro-site specifically for education caterers, to offer advice on best-selling products, recipes and education news.

In addition to its online ordering website and App, which offers a ‘one tap’ checkout, school caterers now can access the education micro-site, designed to offer caterers menu inspiration based on what popular items other school caterers are using.

JJ’s business development manager for...

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Industry
07/11/2018 11:11
Young’s Seafood headed to Farmwise Devon – a local children’s farming event – last month to help educate primary school children about the benefits of sustainable seafood.

This is the second year running that Young’s has supported the event, saying it is keen to “to attend such events to inspire and educate young children to experiment with seafood”.

With an audience of over 18,000 kids, this year’s show provided students an insight into the seafood...

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Industry
07/11/2018 09:11
Teaching local primary schoolchildren about healthy diets and chef skills, the Fleetwood Young Chef Award – now in its second year – is expanding across the country following its success in Fleetwood (Lancashire).

Launched in 2017 by Healthier Fleetwood – a scheme designed to “improve the health and well being of residents by encouraging individuals to take more control” – the award challenges year five pupils to plan and cook a three-course menu for their ‘hero’, at no more that £10.

Recognising...

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