Blog: The plan from Prue
Catherine Sleep | 9 November 2006
Top restaurateur and food writer Prue Leith has been named as the new head of the School Food Trust. Smart move – she comes with oodles of business experience and great contacts in the right places.
One of her key arguments is that we need to reduce choice in school canteens. This clashes with the mantra that consumer choice is everything, but she’s spot-on, in my book.
Children aren’t ‘little customers’; they can’t be expected to make good choices without firm guidance. If you present children with the choice of a muffin or an apple for pudding, how many do you think will regularly choose the fruit?
Moreover, if school cooks only have to produce, say, three main dishes, they are more likely to have the time and resources to make those three from scratch, and they’ll be all the healthier and tastier for it.
Yes, by all means let them eat cake, but not very often!
The BBC turned to just-food today for insight on the price dispute between Tesco and Unilever....
Just weeks after buying UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews from administration, food tycoon Ranjit Boparan has struck a similar deal....
Shares in Tyson Foods slumped on Friday, closing down almost 9% after an analyst claimed a lawsuit facing the company could hit the US meat titan....
- Price an underlying tension across European FMCG
- Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact
- Danone's Q3 sales - what the analysts say
- Interview: UK trade body on the impact of Brexit
- It won't just be Unilever to push for Brexit hikes
- Nestle lowers outlook on "softer environment"
- UK announces "action plan" to drive food exports
- Kraft Heinz: Innovation more important than ever
- Online snack seller Graze makes US retail debut
- Abbott sees international nutrition sales fall
- The Big 15: Strategies and Priorities of Top Packaged Food Players in Comparison
- Omega-3 in Food and Beverage:Time for a Reboot?
- Global Food Packaging: Innovating for Greater Convenience and Quality Image
- Packaged Food: Quarterly Statement Q3 2016
- Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review