GPs and other health professionals are calling for a COBRA-style emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle the rising epidemic of childhood obesity. They warn that unless urgent action is taken now, an entire generation will be ‘destroyed’ by a diet of junk food and sugary drinks – and...
The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) has ‘warmly welcomed’ both the new, mandatory hospital food standards and the latest results of the Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) for England 2014.
The NHS will have mandatory food standards and hospitals will be ranked on food quality as part of a wide-ranging drive to raise standards of hospital food across the country, says Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt.
The Hospital Food Standards Panel has issued a report that includes five key recommendations that should be required of all hospitals to improve the quality of meals provided for patients, staff and visitors.
One in eight pupils (13%) is not getting enough to eat in the school holidays, according to teachers who are worried by changes in pupils, such as weight loss, when they return to school in the new term.
A range of new catering guidance and tools has been published today by Public Health England with the aim of offering ‘practical advice on how to make catering affordable, healthier and more sustainable’.
As food businesses gear up for new EU Food Information Regulations, the British Hospitality Association has estimated the cost of implementation for the catering and hospitality industry could be up to £200m a year.
Councils and schools have been forced to divert money from other budgets to ensure the Government's promise of a free school meal for all pupils aged seven and under can be delivered when the new school year begins next month, despite promises that it...
One million meals have been delivered to elderly and disabled people in their own homes by Merton Council's meals-on-wheels partner, Sodexo, since the company started operating the service in 2001. The services provider offers community meals through its...
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