Motivating the workforce

Kylie Mansfield offers some advice on how to give stressed staff a much-need lift during the January slump. The first few weeks of January can be a challenging time in the workplace. The once bustling environment of festive cheer is no more. The glow of twinkling fairy lights are but a distant memory. It’s back…
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Is obesity a political priority?

Tackling obesity was one of the priorities set out by food sector stakeholders ahead of this month’s general election. But is it a priority for the political parties? A sift through the manifestos shows a range of policies on offer: from a tax on meat and dairy and minimum unit pricing for alcohol to improved…
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Time to take away the tray?

Too many companies view food service as a commodity or a cost to their business, as opposed to a support service that nurtures people and can have a dramatic impact on culture, productivity and success. By Chris Sheppardson. The steady demise of team culture across multiple industries and the rise of those affected by mental…
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Interview: Just Eat – reuse and refill models are too costly

Just Eat works with 34,000 restaurants that deliver to 95% of all UK postcodes, serving over 12.7 million customers. The single-use packaging footprint of the operation is considerable. Robin Clark, Just Eat’s business partnerships director, talks to David Burrows about why choosing materials keeps him awake at night and why it’s a struggle to make…
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Extra powers needed to halt surge in “unhealthy” takeaways

New planning policies are needed to restrict the growth of hot food takeaways, according to a new report. Sustain’s analysis found that McDonald’s and KFC are eyeing up 800 new sites in an “aggressive expansion plan”, putting the government’s target to halve childhood obesity by 2030 at risk. A growing body of evidence suggests there…
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Opinion: the only way to tackle sugar reduction

Progress towards the 20% by 2020 sugar reduction target has been painfully slow. Sara Petersson suggests a way forward. The food industry has not come close to the 2020 sugar reduction target set in the Childhood Obesity Plan. To my mind, there are only three ways in which this could happen: cutting the sugar content…
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CMO’s report on obesity: initial reaction

The chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies has published her analysis of how the government can best tackle childhood obesity.  Within the first page or so it was obvious this was going to be a pretty damning assessment of the current situation: “In the last year of primary school, on average, six children out…
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Henry Dimbleby: a man with a plan

The Leon co-founder and author of the School Food Plan has been tasked with leading the development of England’s first National Food Strategy in 75 years. He talks to Nick Hughes about why the time is right for a rewiring of the food system, and why foodservice has a key role to play. NH: Given…
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