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LACA
15/11/2018 09:11
Quorn has partnered with SIPS Catering to treat pupils at a West Midlands Primary School to a series of interactive sessions yesterday (14 November), in celebration of National School Meals Week (NSMW).

With the help of Quorn Superheroes, Hope and Max, the children and staff from Crocketts Community School in Sandwell, West Midlands, enjoyed hands-on activities, including cookery demonstrations, tastings, and educational talks on the health benefits of Quorn for both them and the planet....

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LACA
15/11/2018 06:11
Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL) and Peartree Spring Primary School in Stevenage hosted a breakfast celebration in support of LACA’s National School Meals Week (NSMW) yesterday morning (14 November).

HCL planned the Powered by School Meals event which ‘energised’ pupils from an early 7.45am start this morning, together with presenting five important ‘Powered by School Meals’ messages, emphasising the positive effects of a healthy, nutritious school meal at lunchtime.

Ian Hamilton, CEO...

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LACA
14/11/2018 10:11
There has been a ‘huge’ increase in spend on Scottish meat by local authorities holding the Food for Life Served Here award for their school meals.

Released to celebrate Roast Dinner Day today (14 November), it revealed that Edinburgh City Council’s schools spent almost £220,000 on scotch beef PGI, scotch lamb PGI and specially slected pork in 2016/17, compared to just over £16,000 in 2013/14.

Edinburgh City Council has been working...

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LACA
12/11/2018 11:11
Luton Borough Council's (LBC) catering services has introduced Wow butter on its Autumn menu.

The spread will allow children to try the taste of peanuts without the use of nuts.

LBC Catering said: “This gives us the opportunity to introduce new dishes to our menu such as wow butter cookies and chicken satay and allows us to further cater for children with peanut allergies.” 

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LACA
12/11/2018 06:11
The final programme for LACA’s autumn seminar has been announced.

Taking place at Stratford Manor Hotel this Friday (16 November 2018) from 9am, the programme will include a childhood obesity policy update and Q&A.

It will also include information update on Host a School Chef and the 25th anniversary of National School Meal Week from...

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LACA
National School Meals Week 2018
12/11/2018 06:11
This year marks the 25th anniversary of LACA’s National School Meals Week (NSMW), which starts today and runs until November 16th, with organisers promising ‘there will be plenty to celebrate during this Silver Jubilee year’.

The annual event is marked by schools up and down the country and serves to promote the quality and value of the hot, cooked meals delivered every school day by LACA’s members.

Among the highlights of this year’s NSMW will be #cookeditmyselfie, in which caterers, teachers, parents or...

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LACA
09/11/2018 09:11
With National School Meals Week taking place across the country next week (12-16 November), ISS’s school catering business is getting ready to host a number of celebrations.

Lead by the Lead Association for Education (LACA), the national event is now in its 25th year and is designed to celebrate “all that is great about school meals,” said national chair Michael Hales.

As well as serving the nation’s favourite school meal – recently unveiled as...

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LACA
09/11/2018 06:11
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has become top of the ‘Good Food for London’ league table for the second year running.

The league table charts the progress made by London’s 33 boroughs in making London’s food system healthier and more sustainable, Greenwich won the award through its work helping residents to eat healthy and combat poor nutrition.

Councillor Averil Lekau, cabinet member for adult social...

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LACA
08/11/2018 06:11
Taylor Shaw, the education arm of Elior UK, has launched its new website, designed to deliver more functionality and improved accessibility for the operators.

The website’s new designs will make it easier to navigate through the services and view what is available.

Cal Morris, director of sales, marketing and corporate communications at Elior UK, said: “We’re committed to making sure operators can always provide anyone with nutritionally rich...

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LACA
08/11/2018 06:11
The London Borough of Havering has been shortlisted for the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) 2019 Awards for its healthy eating ‘Veggie Run’ campaign.

Up against nine other councils for ‘Campaign of the Year’, ‘Veggie Run’ launched in April by Havering’s in-house service provider, HES Catering Services. It targets four to 11 year-olds and encourages them to lead a healthier lifestyle.

With circa 20,000 downloads, reports claim there has...

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