Who lives longest: meat eaters or vegetarians?

In the headlong rush to embrace plant-based diets it is worth looking at the evidence and keeping a sense of perspective, says James Brown Our ability to live a long life is influenced by a combination of our genes and our environment. In studies that involve identical twins, scientists have estimated that no more than 30% of this influence comes from our genes, meaning that the largest group of...Read more

PSC Expo to return in 2020

Following fantastic feedback from the inaugural Public Sector Catering Expo, we have confirmed that it will be back for 2020! Caterers are being urged to save the date for the event, taking place at the NEC Birmingham on the 17 and 18 November. You can register your interest hereRead more

Prue Leith backs universal free school meals in interview

In an interview with the Sunday Times, healthy eating champion and star of TV’s Bake Off, Prue Leith, says she would like to see free school meals for all children alongside a ban on packed lunches. She told interviewer Sian Griffiths: “If the government was brave enough to say this is a free lunch, everyone has to sit down and have a healthy, two-course meal, and no one will be allowed to bring...Read more

University of Leeds removes one million pieces of single-use plastic

One million pieces of single-use plastic have been removed from the University of Leeds campus over the past 12 months. Last year the University of Leeds made a pledge to eliminate sing-use plastics by 2023. Dr Louise Ellis, director of sustainability at Leeds University, said: “It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we made the #2023plasticfree pledge. This is a fantastic achievement –...Read more

University of Birmingham to reduce single-use plastics

Students and staff at the University of Birmingham have launched a campaign to reduce the use of plastics on campus. The University of Birmingham campus serves more than 30,000 students and has 8,000 staff. The catering team are encouraging students and staff to use one of the 15,000 eco cups introduced into circulation. To mark the beginning of a new term 5,000 reusable water bottles, made from...Read more