Welcome to the PS100 section

Launched in 2011, the PS100 group comprises caterers, dietitians, politicians, healthy eating campaigners and suppliers who operate in the public sector and use their collective 'clout' to drive government legislation and action towards helping people adopt healthier lifestyles through catering and education initiatives. It is chaired by Andy Jones, former chair of the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA), and as well as commissioning research into health and nutrition, it holds seminars offering updates on healthy eating, obesity and malnutrition and supports all initiatives with similar aims. The group focus is currently on how caterers in the workplace, universities, schools, hospitals, care homes and prisons can help cut the amount of sugar in our diets.

The group is an evolution of Cost Sector Catering magazine's annual celebration of the work and achievements of the best operators in the business - the Public Sector Most Influential Top 20. They are chosen by an independent panel each year and invited to discuss the key issues facing the industry. Frustrated that such useful debates and networking were available only once a year, the decision was made to work collaboratively on a more regular basis.

Key supporters include LACA (Lead Association for CAtering in Education), the HCA, ther National Association of Care Catering, The University Caterers Organisation, SugarSmart, the British Dietetic Association, the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on both School Food and Hunger plus a number of key commercial catering suppliers and manufacturers.

For more info about PS100 Contact:
David Foad, 0208 269 7914, davidf@dewberryredpoint.co.uk

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Latest PS100

15/09/2017 - 11:15
New plans from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) hone in on diabetes and...
14/09/2017 - 08:55
A survey undertaken by parenting website, Netmums, and Sugarwise, has found that 80% of UK parents...
13/09/2017 - 10:08
The Institute of Hospitality has endorsed training programmes that help people affected by...
BAPEN MUST malnutrition screening tool
12/09/2017 - 07:00
A system to directly refer care home residents for specialist nutrition and dietetic action has...
NHS Packaging easy open
11/09/2017 - 10:22
A coalition of caterers, nursing staff, dietitians, suppliers and academics is encouraging the...
04/09/2017 - 11:51
Members of the Scottish Government, Food Standards Scotland and Cancer Research UK will be among...

More PS100

16/09/2015 - 08:34
Poor diet is the biggest contributor to the overall disease burden, ahead of smoking, according to...
15/09/2015 - 09:10
Smaller portion sizes in restaurants, supermarkets and in the home could help curb the growing...
14/09/2015 - 14:34
Jamie Oliver and Raymond Blanc have warned the government that any plans by the Government to scrap...
95% of parents recognise free school meals benefits – new research reveals
14/09/2015 - 12:41
According to a new survey commissioned by the School Food Plan, carried out by Opinium Research, 95...
HCA responds to health chief's call for healthier NHS
11/09/2015 - 09:44
The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) is calling on the Government to implement a fixed minimum...
Future of UIFSM questioned - LACA responds
08/09/2015 - 16:06
The future of Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) was brought into question this weekend as...
Jamie Oliver’s sugar drinks tax petition breaks 100,000 mark
07/09/2015 - 09:58
At the time of writing, Jamie Oliver’s petition to introduce a tax on sugary drinks in the UK to...
03/09/2015 - 07:24
Fast food chains are to be banned from opening in hospital grounds and catering contractors to the...
UK’s salt reduction programme sets example for global fast food market
20/08/2015 - 10:27
New international research from World Action on Salt & Health (WASH) has revealed dangerously...
Neel Radia NACC meals on wheels week
18/08/2015 - 10:09
National Meals on Wheels Week 2015 (Nov 9-13), the annual promotion to highlight and celebrate home...

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