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.

Caterer article


BLOG

Barilla puts sustainability centre stage

Barilla's 2016 results statement, published last week, makes interesting reading, not because of the Italian food group's commercial performance, but for the emphasis placed on sustainability achievem...

BLOG

UK M&A deal volumes slide in early months of 2017

Fresh data from Grant Thornton indicates the number of mergers and acquisitions in the UK food and drink sector fell to the lowest level for over two years in the first quarter of in 2017 - but the ac...

BLOG

Food policy returns to focus in Westminster

Amid the political turmoil in the UK caused by the EU Referendum, the resignation of a Prime Minister, subsequent burning debates over the Brexit “divorce” settlement and now by the surprise announcem...

BLOG

Danone closes WhiteWave, who will acquire Stonyfield?

Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player. ...

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?