Severe obesity in Year 6 children climbs to record high for fourth year

The rate of severe obesity among Year 6 children (aged 10-11 years) has hit a record high for the fourth consecutive year, increasing by more than a third since 2006/07 to 4.4% in 2018/19 (equal to 26,158 children), new data has revealed. The latest data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), overseen by Public Health England (PHE), also shows inequalities are worsening, with...Read more

Henry Dimbleby calls for evidence for National Food Strategy

Henry Dimbleby, who is leading the independent review into the National Food Strategy, is calling for evidence as a way to ‘gather inspiration to help us transform the food system’. The purpose of the review is to address the environmental and health problems caused by England’s food system, to ensure the security of the food supply, and to ‘maximise the benefits of the coming revolution in...Read more

250 million children worldwide forecast to be obese by 2030

Childhood obesity is rising ‘exponentially’ worldwide, as the number of obese children globally is predicted to reach 250 million by 2030, up from 150 million now. according to data shared with the Guardian. According to the data, only one in 10 countries have even a 50% chance of meeting the World Health Organisation target of no rise in child obesity from 2010 to 2025. The chances of 156 of the...Read more

Meet the supporters of the Public Sector Catering Expo

The Public Sector Catering Expo 2019 is supported by five key industry associations including LACA (the school food people), TUCO (The University Caterers Organisation), HCA (Hospital Caterers Association), PACE (Professional Association for Catering Education) and NACC (National Association of Care Catering). The PSC Expo will be taking place 19-20 November at the Telford International Centre...Read more

Newham schools provided with re-usable water bottles

Schools served by provider Juniper Ventures in Newham will be provided with branded re-usable water bottles for school trips in a bid to reduce single-use plastic. In partnership with The Education Space, the project is being done to support the national ‘War on Plastics’ scheme. Each time there is a school trip, the bottles will be filled and issued to pupils, being sterilised afterwards for the...Read more