Catering & Nutrition

  • Students at Leeds Beckett team up with Fuel for School to cut out food waste in Leeds

    By Jonathan Swift on November 22, 2016
    Education students at Leeds Beckett are helping to fuel primary schools in Leeds as they join forces with the Real Junk Food Project to promote the benefits of recycling wasted food. Fuel for School began as a partnership between the Real Junk Food Project and Richmond Hill Primary School in Hunslet with the aim of removing hunger as a barrier […]
  • BFFF launches free resources pack for secondary teachers

    By Jonathan Swift on September 30, 2014
    The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched frozen food education packs to secondary schools across the UK. The packs have been created to assist food technology teachers and educate pupils on the benefits of frozen food. The frozen food education packs were launched for the current school term and are available to food technology teachers as teaching aids, in […]
  • Schools to celebrate Fairtrade’s 20th birthday this autumn

    By Jonathan Swift on September 12, 2014
    Thousands of children in primary schools will be hosting the UK’s first Fairtrade Bakesale Party, to celebrate Fairtrade’s 20th birthday this autumn. The campaign has been launched by the Fairtrade Foundation, and aims to help children learn about global issues whilst raising money to increase the impact of Fairtrade. Using fun, interactive activities, the campaign helps develop understanding about Fairtrade […]
  • New campaign from Sainsbury’s to get kids cooking

    By Jonathan Swift on September 9, 2014
    As school leavers prepare to look after themselves at University for the first time from next week, new research from Sainsbury’s reveals that 17 and 18 year-olds have a Cooking Age of just 12 years old.  The first of its kind classification, similar to the national Reading Age, has been developed in collaboration with the British Nutritional Foundation. Based on […]
  • The school ingredient in Britain’s recipe for change

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    Paul Lindley, the Founder and Chief Executive of baby-food company Ella’s Kitchen is on a mission to create a ‘food manifesto for the under fives’. Here, he discusses how schools can help. “By 2050, it is estimated that half of the nation’s adult population will be obese. While there are any number of reasons why someone might have a poor […]
  • Victor – not just a pretty counter!

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    Taking an idea and turning it into reality is what drives Victor Manufacturing to design, build and install bespoke foodservice counters. In conjunction with leading distributors, the company has completed and fitted servery counters in a range of sites up and down the UK. The counters take on all forms, from massive institution-size, energy-saving counters fitted with all the bells […]
  • A polished Gem for schools

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    Williams’ upgraded Gem Multideck merchandisers are ideal for ‘Grab and Go’ education catering, designed to save energy, cut running costs and look good front of house. The Multideck maximises retail space, keeps produce fresh and chilled and provides customers with easy access to drinks, pre-packed snacks and dairy products. The new, attractive features include sliding front doors, a choice of […]
  • The counter point of school servery units

    By Education Today on March 7, 2013
    Gary Allen, Sales Director at E & R Moffat, supplier of catering equipment to schools and winner of the LACA Supplier of the Year award, discusses school servery counters, both bespoke and ‘off-the-peg’. “There is a strong demand for flexible food counters in schools, especially ones that can be wheeled out of the way so the space can be used […]
  • Don’t get steamed up about energy prices

    By Education Today on March 7, 2013
    In response to an expected rise in energy prices, Winterhalter has developed the UC Energy undercounter dishwasher and glasswasher. Not only does it offer users substantial energy savings, but it also improves the working environment around the warewasher, through its innovative use of heat exchange technology. The only undercounter machine to offer such a mini heat exchange recovery system, the […]
  • School CookingLive!

    By Education Today on March 7, 2013
    The need to reduce running costs, combined with the demand for healthier, better tasting menus has led to many schools considering investment in combi steamers. Their energy efficiency and ability to reduce shrinkage, resulting in more portions per kilo of raw food, can make a real difference to the budget. Rational, the market leader in combi steamers, has launched a […]