March 2019

19/03/2019 06:03
A consultation has been launched about restrictions on adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt by the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

They are asking for the public’s views on ways to reduce the number of junk food adverts as a way to tackle childhood obesity.

Steve Brine, public health minister, said: “It is not right that our children are so widely and easily exposed to adverts promoting foods high in fat, sugar and...

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18/03/2019 09:03
LACA’s Host a School Chef scheme, sponsored by Alaska Seafoods, kicked off its 2019 programme with two school chefs visiting the 5-star Chester Grosvenor.

The school chefs, Julia and Sally, from Edsential, the Community Interest Company founded by Cheshire West and Chester and Wirral Councils, spent the day with Chester Grosvenor’s executive chef, Simon Radley.

The Grosvenor has held a Michelin Star unbroken since 1990 and Julia and Sally...

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14/03/2019 06:03
Independents by Sodexo has been awarded a five-year contract worth £4 million to manage catering services at The King’s School in Chester.

Taking over the service on 4 April, it will ‘offer a wide range of dishes with a focus on fresh, nutritious and seasonal food’.

Jeremy Alderton, managing director for Independents by Sodexo, said: “We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with The King’s School. We know that...

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13/03/2019 09:03
Empire Dogs has announced that it has become a LACA partner.

It said: “We are honoured and we look forward to working closely with LACA and their members in the year ahead.

LACA’s mission statement is to set high standards in Education Catering and to be the lead consultative body to the Government on all aspects of school food and in delivering...

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Michael Hales LACA chair national seminar food standards
12/03/2019 14:03
The idea that the standards governing the nutritional integrity of school meals might be eased has received short shrift from LACA, writes David Foad.

Speaking at the association’s Spring Seminar on March 8th at the Stratford Manor Hotel, chair Michael Hales told delegates: “The suggestion from Government that Brexit-related food shortages and costs could be tackled by relaxing school food standards is, I think, unacceptable.”

He was...

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