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17/12/2018 08:12
Mary’s Meals is appealing for donations for its ‘big family Christmas table’, which will allow a child to be fed a school meal for a whole year.

It says: “This year, the cost of a typical Christmas dinner could be up to £20 per person. But by setting a place at our virtual table for just £13.90, you will feed a child at a place of education in some of the world’ poorest communities for an entire school year.

“After all, there’s...

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12/12/2018 11:12
It is incredible to think that LACA have been running National School Meals Week for 25 years but that being the case, it was important that 2018’s activities were worthy of this celebratory milestone, writes NSMW organiser Nigel Argyle.

Early in the year, a number of ideas were put to the LACA board for consideration and by March plans were progressing as to what the year would look like.

We were delighted that Kraft Heinz once again sponsored NSMW during this celebratory year and thank them for their support, energy and...

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LACA
10/12/2018 14:12
Friday saw the return of the Friday Night Feast on Channel 4 when Jamie and Jimmy welcomed Jodie Whitaker to Southend Pier.

 This was the first of 12 episodes and this series there will be a focus on school meals.  I wanted to draw you attention and ask for your help especially with Episode 3 on 21st December when Jamie and Jimmy are going back to school. 

`They are looking at how the “Healthy...

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10/12/2018 14:12
On Friday 7 December, Cheryl Allen was revealed at the North West England winner of the School Chef of the Year competition sponsored by McDougalls.

Allen, who is from Manchester and employed Manchester Fayre, is based at St Mary’s CE Primary School in Moston.

Her main course was a Beef whirl with carrot and potato mash, broccoli and meaty gravy followed by a dessert of peach tartlet with kiwi, lime, mango and peachy fruit salsa and...

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LACA Energy Drinks report
05/12/2018 06:12
The House of Commons select committee on science and technology has recommended in a report published yesterday (December 4) a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children.

LACA, the school meals organisation, has immediately announced its support for the decision.

In a statement, it said: “LACA fully supports the Government’s proposal, as part of the second chapter of the Childhood Obesity plan, to end the sale of energy drinks to children, as shown in our...

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LACA
29/11/2018 16:11
Michelle Creed from Romford was announced as the London regional final winner today (November 29) in the School Chef of the Year competition sponsored by McDougalls.

Employed by Havering Education Services, she is based at Broadford Primary School, Romford.

Her two winning dishes were a zesty Mexican chicken flatbread with sweet potati and mexican slaw, followed by a caramelised pineapple sponge with vanilla cream. 

The six London contestants...

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LACA
29/11/2018 10:11
As part of National School Meals Week (NSMW), a cake fit for a (future) king was created.

To celebrate HRH Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday on November 14, former LACA chair and award-winning cake maker, Carrieanne Bishop, was commissioned to come up with ‘a masterpiece that would do justice to an occasion of such public awareness’.

Made with a number of different...

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29/11/2018 09:11
The winner of the South East School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls has been announced.

The overall winner was Josefine Austin from Hindhead, Surrey and employed by Surrey Commercial Services.

Based at Beacon Hill Primary School, her winning dishes were: Swedish meatballs – beef meatballs served with mashed potatoes, carrot and courgette ribbons with a creamy sauce.

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28/11/2018 11:11
The School Chef of the Year 2019 sponsored by McDougalls East of England regional final winner has been revealed as Katherine Bridge of HCL.

Based at Breachwood Green JMI School in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, she won with a Korean flapjack pork served with steamed bao bun, sweet potato noodles and kimchi rainbow vegetable salad.

Her dessert was Jaffa mousse brownie with a piped lace biscuit and a chocolate brownie base with a...

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22/11/2018 12:11
More details for the School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) regional finals have been announced.

Sponsored by McDougalls, the regional finals will take place between November and January with the national final in March.

In addition to the dates and locations of the finals, the contestants’ organisation, name, school and menu for each region has been revealed.

To view the...

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