Caterers are committed to providing healthier food
The Agency has been working in partnership with more than 45 major UK caterers to provide healthier choices for their customers when eating out.
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The Food Standards Agency is to expand its Eatwell website to bring together all government information on food aimed at consumers. This will include advice on food safety, healthy eating, consumers' food choice advice Including environmental and wider sustainability issues.
This film on the SCIE social care TV channel highlights work in Dorset care homes using the MUST screening tool in care homes for older people, to reduce the risk of malnutrition.
The School Food Trust has published the results of its Primary School Food Survey 2009. This national study has found that the lunches taken by primary school pupils in 2009 were healthier than those of children four years earlier.
The Food Standards Agency has published proposals for front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labelling. The Agency is proposing a flexible approach to implementing a single front-of-pack label to help consumers make healthier choices when they buy food.
The Food Standards Agency is offering grants towards half the cost of Cookits for primary schools. Cookit is a set of high quality cooking equipment, containing all the equipment needed to teach basic cooking and baking skills to up to 12 pupils.
The Healthy Pompey programme has now been up and running for a year and what a year it's been! After months of planning and groundwork,almost all the projects are now in full swing and thousands of residents have already been involved and started to feel the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
The Small Steps improvement programme consists of three workshops, where a small team from each school trial changes, then discuss how they were made and evaluate them. Places are available for 15 schools in Manchester and London with programmes running between March and June 2010.
An advice leaflet for people who have been newly diagnosed with a food allergy has been published by the Food Standards Agency in collaboration with six allergy and nutrition organisations.
The Food 2030 strategy published by DEFRA is a response both to the big food challenges - sustainability, security and health - and to the call for more joined up food policy. It sets out the priorities for the UK Government on food.
The BHFNC have opened a consultation on the theme for their 10th Annual Conference and welcome the responses of sport, physical activity and health professionals. The consultation will close on 1st March 2010 and the conference theme will be announced soon after this date.