May 2018

24/05/2018 09:05
Challenging Flora Stevenson Primary School (Edinburgh) pupils to create the ‘perfect illustration’ for a new children’s lunchbox it is launching, catering company Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events has crowned its winner.

The new lunchbox has been designed by primary five pupil, Eliza Grierson (aged 9), and will be available exclusively in The Royal Botanic Garden (Edinburgh).

Along with the two runners-up and their parents, Grierson won an afternoon tea at the Botanics to see the first batches of her...

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county, council, catering
24/05/2018 07:05
Hampshire County Council’s catering service, HC3S, was presented with a Food For Life Served Here (Bronze) Award on May 22 from the Soil Association.

The Food for Life Served Here Award is an independent award scheme for those serving “local, fresh and honest food cooked by chefs who really care about quality and ingredients".

Hampshire County Council’s executive member for economic development, Councillor Mel Kendal, said: “HC3S has a...

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23/05/2018 08:05
Wholesaler Fresh Direct distributed over 4,000 peaches to Oxfordshire primary schools this week, after its client no longer required the fruit.

The idea came about after Fresh Direct took delivery of the already paid for consignment, only to find out the restaurant group they were intended for no longer required the fruit.

Rather than see the peaches go to waste, the company decided to put them to good use and divided them...

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22/05/2018 15:05
Public Health England (PHE) said retailers and manufacturers have achieved a 2% reduction in sugar, in its first assessment of progress achieved on the government’s sugar reduction programme.

Steve Brine, the public health minister, said: “We lead the world in having the most stringent sugar reformulation targets and it is encouraging

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22/05/2018 09:05
Caterer Sodexo has this week backed the newly launched ‘Veg Power Fund,’ which hopes to “transform children’s current attitude to vegetables” and “drive up veg consumption” across the UK.

With a legion of supporters, from celebrity chefs and food producers to medical experts, teachers and retailers, the £375,000 annual marketing fund will be used to employ the ‘top people’ in advertising to create “impactful, innovative digital campaigns aimed at children.”


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