April 2017

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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Election offers opportunity to put childhood obesity on manifestos – Jamie Oliver
21/04/2017 12:04
Jamie Oliver has said the triggering of a snap election on June 8th offers an opportunity to put childhood obesity policies at the centre of manifesto pledges.

He said: “This election is a real opportunity to bring us back together. And cement a plan to give our kids a fair start and a future they can benefit from.

“That’s why in the lead up to the election we’re asking every party to put childhood obesity policies at the centre of their...

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School meals offer opportunity to drive dietary change
20/04/2017 08:04
Obesity Action Scotland (OAS) has called on local government election candidates to take advantage of the opportunity school meals offers to drive dietary change in Scotland.

A call has been made by the OAS to transform school meals in Scotland from a feeding culture to an eating culture. Currently, two thirds of primary school children in Scotland eat school meals.

Lorraine Tulloch, programme lead of Obesity Action Scotland, said: “Change is possible and we...

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