Blog: You can lead a horse to water…
Catherine Sleep | 15 April 2004
… but you can’t make it drink. Equally, you can present consumers with healthy food options, but you can’t make them eat them. This was never truer than where kids are concerned, as a pilot scheme in northern England has discovered.
One of the more forward-thinking UK City Councils, in Hull, recently introduced healthier menus in the city’s 79 primary schools. That means kids aged five to 11, for our non-UK readers. Hot dogs, fish fingers and the like were replaced with more nutritious choices such as macaroni bake or turkey curry. Four weeks later school dinner take-up was down by nearly a quarter. Kind of a kick in the teeth for the pioneering scheme, let’s hope they find ways to tweak the menu so that kids like it.
We hear a lot in the food industry about two interconnected trends: and social media and “foodie” culture....
Nestle, set to welcome a new CEO on 1 January, has announced more changes to the make-up of its senior management team....
Blue Bell Creameries is trying to win back the trust of consumers after a fatal listeriosis outbreak last year was linked to its products - but in recent days the US ice cream maker has issued another...
The UK's competition regulator has given the all-clear to Hain Celestial's bid to buy UK food and beverage group Orchard House Foods, nine months after the US group announced the deal....
- General Mills on Q1, innovation, margins
- Interview: Mondelez's outlook for China
- Aryzta FY results, outlook for 2017 - 6 takeaways
- Interview: Mondelez eyes sweet success in China
- Why Danone is withdrawing Dumex from Vietnam
- ConAgra acquires Frontera Foods' "gourmet" brands
- Nestle revamps foodservice arm
- Nestle launches Nesquik Protein Plus for adults
- Investors urge company action on meat production
- Nature’s Path takes majority stake in Gorilly Good
- The Big 15: Strategies and Priorities of Top Packaged Food Players in Comparison
- Global Chocolate Confectionery Overview: Challenges, Opportunities and Risks
- Redefining Snacks: From Conventional Snacks to Snack Replacements
- Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
- Global Foodservice Market 2016-2020