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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Prue Leith join Public Sector Catering Expo line-up

The Public Sector Catering Expo , taking place on 19-20 November 2019 at the Telford International Centre, has announced that Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Prue Leith will deliver keynote addresses. The aim of the event is to bring together buyers, influencers and decision makers across the entire industry. There are predicted to be over 2,500 visitors over the two-day event. Within the public...Read more

Removing beef and lamb from university menu reduces carbon emissions, says report

A sustainable Food Policy at the University of Cambridge, which removed beef and lamb from the menus and promoted plant-based food options, has reduced food related carbon emissions according to a report released 10 September. In October 2016 the University Catering Service (UCS) removed ruminant meat from the Cambridge University menu (beef and lamb), improved the plant-based options available...Read more

Tax on snacks would help reduce obesity, say experts

A ‘snack tax’ of 20% on biscuits, cakes and sweets would have a huge impact’ on obesity levels in the UK and be more effective than the current levy on sugary drinks, say experts. Researchers writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) have said that the UK’s love of sweet snacks means it should consider taxing food as well as drinks, which would lead to a drop in sales especially among families...Read more

Childhood obesity causes risk of heart problems in later life, study finds

Overweight children are up to three times more likely to go on to have a heart attack or stroke in middle age, even if they slim down in their 20s and 30s, a study has found. Revealed at the European Society of Cardiology’s Congress 2019, the researchers also found that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking before the age of 19 also raised the risks. It is the first study to provide...Read more

Global food report launched at TUCO conference

On 29-31 July The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) held its annual conference at the University of York with the theme of ‘driving commercial success,’ launching its 2019 Global Food and Beverage trends report. The report demonstrates both the continuation and evolution of trends in food and beverages since 2018 and focuses on 12 overarching themes including ‘Health for all’, ‘...Read more

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