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Rational releases app for remote cooking system operation

A new app from Landsberg based manufacturer Rational is allowing users of the Rational SelfCookingCenter to operate the system from an iPhone or iPad.

Lee Norton, managing director of Rational UK, said: "Flexibility and independence are becoming increasingly important in the kitchen. The new app can help with this.

“Take for example the head chef, who is writing his weekly menu or placing orders and at the same staying connected with the SelfCookingCenter."

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Healthy Eating Week 2016 aims for positive changes to children’s food attitudes

School children will be taking part in the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week 2016, from June 13–17th.

This year’s campaign focuses on building children’s knowledge about healthy eating and wellbeing, and on making positive changes in behaviour and attitudes towards food, cooking and exercise.

Registration for the week is free and participants will receive complimentary resources to support activities throughout the week, including food cards, posters, activity ideas, a competition and daily challenges.

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CATERed takes CSR front page home at local paper's awards night

CATERed Ltd, the co-operative trading company owned by Plymouth schools and Plymouth City Council, has won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award at The Herald Business Awards 2016.

The Plymouth based catering company won the award for its Ed’s Big Summer Food Tour, the campaign to help children who need meals during school holidays.

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Eden opens first training and development kitchen in Bristol

As part of its commitment to supporting schools in the delivery of food education, Eden Foodservice has officially opened its first training and development kitchen in Bristol.

A key function of the new facility will be to offer nutritionally balanced cookery and nutrition workshops for pupils and school cooks with Eden’s team of chefs and nutritionists.

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Edwards & Blake launches healthy 'super saver menu'

East Anglian-based contract catering firm Edwards & Blake has launched a new range of value healthy snacks called the ‘Super Saver Menu’ into its education and B&I divisions.

The healthy snacks are priced from 75p and are served in addition to its own-brand ranges including street food and grab and go.

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LACA award winners enjoy trip to Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

The winners of the Department for Education School Food Achievement Award (Primary and Secondary) at the 2015 LACA Awards were treated to a trip to Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxford. 

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Unilever and Children’s Food Trust produce new school catering guide

Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) and the Children’s Food Trust have teamed up to produce a guide to help school caterers meet the School Food standards.

Linda Cregan, CEO, Children’s Food Trust, said: “We’re on a mission to get every child eating well – because when children eat better, they do better, and that means they’re better placed to achieve their full potential.  

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Leon relaunches Cook5 competition as last year’s winner joins John Vincent in the kitchen

Leon co-founder John Vincent was joined in the kitchen by ten year old Charlotte Foster, the winner of the latest Cook5 competition which has started its search for the next winner.

Charlotte, from Stanwick, Northants, picked up the £2,500 prize at Leon’s headquarters in Borough Market, London for her five savoury dishes that she uploaded to the Cook5 website.

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One in five arrive at school hungry – APPG on Hunger report reveals

A rising number of children are starting their first and final years of primary school underweight, according to a new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hunger.

The report, entitled ‘Britain’s not-so-hidden hunger’ and attached below, details evidence showing that more than one in five children at some schools arrive hungry each day and in some parts of the country, ‘a significant number of pupils say they feel hungry’ and ‘complain of persistent hunger’.

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Magic Breakfast launches fuel for SATS campaign

Charity Magic Breakfast, food writer Rosie Birkett and chefs from Dishoom, Bone Daddies and Foxlow restaurants will give Year 6 pupils from four Magic Breakfast partner schools in London a special breakfast presentation in the four weeks leading up to SATS week.

Carmel McConnell, founder and chief executive of Magic Breakfast, said: “We know that a hungry schoolchild simply cannot concentrate. Our school partners tell us that SATS exam time brings that problem into even sharper focus.

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