The School Food Standards

School Food Standards

Here we take a look at what changes are needed to ensure children receive healthy, nutritious and sustainable meals at school

Ultra-processed foods – what’s all the fuss about?

processed cereal

Ultra-processed foods (UPF) are getting a lot of airtime at the moment, most of it negative. There are lots of studies now which link ultra-processed foods to negative health effects such as heart disease, weight gain, cancer and mortality. Read the full blog to find out more…

Nutrition and hydration week

Nutrition vegetables being washed

Nutrition and Hydration week is an annual event with a shared objective to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.

Why is fibre so important?


Fibre is a key part of a healthy diet and essential for your gut to work normally. It increases good bacteria which supports your immunity against inflammatory disorders and allergies. But as a nation we really struggle to get enough fibre in our diets – so what can we do to increase our intake?

Heart health in older adults


Our risk of heart disease increases as we age. An unfortunate fact that we cannot control, just like genetic predisposition. The good news is that there are many other risk factors which can be modified to bring a reduction in cardiovascular risk such as diet, exercise and smoking habits, all of which remain important right up until old age. Read our blog for the latest on heart health in older adults.

Texture-modified diets for dysphagia


Dysphagia is reported by the World Gastroenterology Organisation to affect over 50% of all elderly patients in care homes worldwide. This means that texture modifications are likely to be required for over half of the residents that care, home caterers, are looking after. In this blog, we talk you through what dysphagia is, what texture-modified diets are and why it is so important for care home caterers to be skilled in this area.

What are the 14 major food allergens?

14 major food allergens

In the UK, there are 14 major food allergens which food providers are legally required to provide warnings for when they are used as ingredients in any food and drink that they provide. The following article details what these allergies are and provides examples of foods they may be found in.

How important is hydration?

Water glass - hydration

Did you know we can live for up to 2 months without food but only 3 days without water? Read on to find out how important staying hydrated is for our health.


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