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20/03/2019 06:03
Registration is now open for British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week (10–14 June), encouraging schools and workplaces across the country to take part.

The annual event seeks to increase knowledge about healthy eating, wellbeing, physical activity, food provenance and cooking, by providing participants with relevant resources to support that year’s challenge.

For 2019, BNF has set the following five health challenges:

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Industry
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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LACA
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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LACA
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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LACA
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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LACA national seminar march 2019
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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LACA
11/03/2019 06:03
School caterer, Alliance in Partnership (AiP), has won its first vegetarian and egg-free school meals contract at the multi-faith Nishkam High School (Birmingham).

Given it’s Sikh background, all menus at the multi-cultural school must be both vegetarian and egg-free, and include at least one traditional Sikh meal a week.

Having recently started the contract, AiP said it looked to Japanese, African, Greek and Italian cultures for inspiration, with...

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Industry
11/03/2019 06:03
New research has revealed the amount of pupil premium funding allocated to secondary schools across England and the proportions of pupils within those schools eligible to receive the grant.

The Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools in England, allocated to schools for each pupil who is eligible for free school meals.

Introduced in 2011, it is designed to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income households and their peers, helping to overcome...

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LACA
08/03/2019 08:03
Steven Cross, from Havant, Hampshire, has scooped the national title of LACA School Chef of the Year 2019, sponsored by McDougalls, after the final which took place on 7 March at Stratford Upon Avon College, Warwickshire.

He was one of two wild card entrants awarded a special National Final place nd won with his main course of Rocking Moroccan Chicken (marinated chicken chargrilled and served with homemade Moroccan flatbread and roasted harissa vegetables garnished with mint yoghurt, nasturtium, chilli and min...

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