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Caterers are committed to providing healthier food

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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Eatwell website to provide all government food adviceWeb link

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.



Good nutrtion for older people in care homesWeb link

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.



Milestone for school lunch standardsWeb link

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.



FSA proposals for better food labellingWeb link

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.



Grants for cooking equipment in schoolsWeb link

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.



Healthy Pompey Update - Issue 2Downloadable document

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.



Small Steps Improvement ProgrammeWeb link

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.



Guide to buying food when you have an allergyWeb link

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.



Food 2030Web link

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.



BHFNC conference consultationWeb link

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.




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