Health and Vitality

Raising the Bar on Staff Engagement

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you consider your CSR strategy? Reducing emissions? Cutting waste? Lindsay Winser, communications controller at 3663, explains how the company puts people first.   IT’S QUITE easy to forget that it’s the employees that ensure organisations operate efficiently, effectively and successfully. Businesses that are passionate about the…
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Please Sir, We Want Some More

Head teachers are facing a dilemma when deciding how to spend dwindling school budgets. Will this mean cuts to school meals and the return of the dreaded Turkey Twizzler? David Burrows and Nick Hughes investigate.   Ever since an outraged Jamie Oliver brought the infamous turkey twizzler to the attention of the nation in 2005,…
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Responsibility Deal is the Real Deal

The Government is placing huge responsibility on the food industry to help improve public health with a new voluntary initiative. Sodexo is confident it will work.   “Public health is everyone’s responsibility and there is a role for all of us, working in partnership, to tackle these challenges. We know that regulation is costly, can…
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Is Health a Big Deal for Foodservice?

The Government is pinning its hopes, and the nation’s health, on a voluntary initiative with the food and drink industry. But what does the Responsibility Deal mean for foodservice? Nick Hughes and David Burrows report.   For the Government, the Responsibility Deal is a big deal. “It shows how partnership and challenge can be an…
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Healthy School Dinners Get Top Grades

Healthy school dinners continue to produce a marked improvement in national curriculum test results, according to new research.   The study, to be published in the Journal of Health Economics, shows kids eating the healthier lunches promoted by TV chef Jamie Oliver do far better in tests.   Absenteeism from sickness was also said to…
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Time For Action on Health

It’s time the foodservice industry took health and wellbeing off the agenda and put it into practice, says 3663 communications controller, Lindsay Winser.   At 3663, we’ve always been passionate about our environment, products, communities and people. With more and more consumers looking for a great choice of foods that support their bid to live…
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Sustainability Drives Good Business Practice

Foodservice Footprint catches up with Mark Lovatt, Health, Safety and Sustainability Manager at apetito to find out why sustainability is so important to the company.   At a time when we’re all looking to make cost savings and improve efficiencies, moving to a sustainable way of working is far from a bad thing, says Mark…
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Why Farming Matters

...to the nation’s economy, environment and our health.   In contradiction to the idea that food production is one of the major scourges on the environment, the NFU firmly believes that agriculture is actually part of the solution to climate change.   When the NFU launched its campaign Why Farming Matters almost four years ago,…
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Is it enough to worry about Tuna in isolation?

With the recent release of the excellent docufilm 'The End of the line' by Charles Clover, tuna has become an exceedingly hot topic, and rightly so. There is no doubt that the film has been successful in raising awareness around over fishing and by-catch, and it's certainly put these difficult issues firmly on the agenda.…
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