April 2017

BNF launches nutrition platform for primary school teachers
28/04/2017 09:04
The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has launched a new professional development platform for primary school teachers focused on improving nutrition education.

The platform has been launched in response to the results of research, which shows that many teachers are getting little training in the area of nutrition, which the BNF said can affect health and academic performance. 

Roy Ballam, managing director and head of education at the BNF, said...

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Brakes pledges additional £500,000 to help end holiday hunger
27/04/2017 09:04
The new Brakes UK CEO Ton Christiaanse has pledged to support its holiday hunger initiative, Meals & More, with an additional £500,000 over the next five years.

Christiaanse made the announcement at the Brakes UK Child Food Insecurity Forum at the House of Commons on Tuesday.

The Brakes CEO, said: “In today’s society we simply cannot allow child hunger to continue. At Brakes we launched the Meals & More initiative to start a movement, a...

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LACA Awards for Excelence 2017
26/04/2017 11:04
Organisers have extended the entry deadline LACA's prestigious ‘Awards for Excellence’, with nominations now set to close at 5pm on Friday 5th May. The entry categories cover the whole spectrum of the industry recognising schools, individuals and catering teams.

LACA chair Sally Shadrack said: "Don't forget, that new for 2017 we are introducing the LACA Unsung Hero Award.

"This new award is looking to celebrate those unsung heroes within the school catering industry and we would encourage anyone who has seen amazing dedication, or who has...

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26/04/2017 08:04

Sally Shadrack, Chair of LACA said:

LACA welcomes today’s report by the APPG on Hunger setting out clearly and with depressing detail the extent of the problem facing thousands of children and families during school holidays. We know that children are returning to school malnourished...

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Hilary Witt Cost Sector Catering Awards public sector lifetime achievement
25/04/2017 16:04
LACA honorary treasurer, and the organisation's very first chair, has received the Public Sector Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Cost Sector Catering Awards. It was made in recognition of her work in helping set up the association and build its importance and influence since then.

After receiving the award at the Hilton London Metropole on Thursday, April 20th, she said: "I'm totally shocked. This is such a lovely surprise. I really thought my days of picking up awards were long gone."

Cost Sector Catering editor David Foad spoke about Hilary's role in the early...

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