On 28 January three of the TuckIN team went to Telephone House, London to present to a panel of judges the three reasons why the Essex Food Liaison Group should win the 2019 LGC Awards for the Public Health Category, for TuckIN Making Food Better. We were also shortlisted in 2017. This year the number of entries was…

Kitchen staff at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAHT) are celebrating after receiving nutrition qualifications as part of the TuckIN project. Harlow Council’s Environmental Health Team have been working with the catering team at Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) for around 18 months and has seen a great improvement in catering standards and food offering. At…

We are currently evaluating the TuckIN scheme for businesses and officers to determine what is working well, improvements to be made and where we go from here. Brentwood businesses had their say at the Merrymeade Tea Rooms during a breakfast meeting, including some lovely food choices.  

Essex Local Authorities Food Group are very pleased to have been shortlisted for the LGC (Local Government Chronicle) Awards 2019, in the Public Health Category. Following an application process, three of the team will present the reasons why we believe we should win the award in January. The award will be announced at a ceremony on 13…

On Friday 28th September Luton TuckIN was officially launched outside Chicken George, an award winning, family run chicken takeaway shop based on Hitchin Road, Luton. They have pledged to use healthier oils such as Rapeseed oil in their cooking and to increase customer choice, there is now a smaller portion size on offer, as well…

The TuckIN team are delighted that the scheme has now been adopted by Luton Council, the first area outside of Essex. We are looking forward to working with colleagues across Luton in encouraging premises sign ups and promotion of the scheme. The Luton listings can be seen at http://tuckin-uk.co.uk/listing-region/luton/  

Today is World Food Day, a day of action dedicated to tackling world hunger, founded by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945. Each year on the 16th of October, FAO promotes world food day with aims to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need…

The TuckIN team have again been busy applying for a number of awards. Firstly we submitted an application for the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Health and Wellbeing Awards 2017. The awards are in their 10th year and recognise and celebrate activities that improve the populations’ health and address the wider determinants of health.…

On the 1st February 2017, Chelmsford City Council hosted a celebration for our TuckIN businesses. This was a chance to celebrate the achievements of local businesses pledging to TuckIN, whilst also giving them useful information about support and funding opportunities available to food businesses in Essex. It was great to see our businesses talking so…

On 27 January, three of us travelled to London to present our three reasons why we should win the LGC Award for Public Health. It was pretty nerve wracking to be sat across from a panel of 5 people, mainly Chief Executives from local Councils. We spoke about the TuckIN pledges and how these are…