February 2018

LACA
21/02/2018 09:02
The school catering team from North Yorkshire County Council has been awarded the Soil Association's Food for Life silver award.

The accreditation is the second highest mark available on the awards scheme which scores schools on their use of organic produce, ethical and environmentally friendly food, locally sourced ingredients and healthier menus.

The North Yorkshire County Council catering team includes cooks...

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LACA
19/02/2018 11:02
A council in Scotland has announced plans to give out free school dinners to poorer children in the region for 365 days a year.

North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) would become the first local body in the UK to provide meals to vulnerable children every day of the year if it follows through with the idea.

Any child within the NLC area who qualifies for free school meals will have provision extended to the 175 days...

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LACA
16/02/2018 07:02
To help teach children about the “health and environmental benefits of reducing their intake of meat,” Quorn has launched a foodservice campaign to show how they can carry on eating their favourite meals but with veggie alternatives.

It comes as consumers become more informed about the impact a meat-heavy diet can have on their health and the planet, and “increasing demand for meat-free dishes on menus out-of-home” as more than a quarter of Brits have “reduced or limited” their consumption of meat in the past six months....

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LACA
15/02/2018 07:02
Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL) chief executive, Lin O’Brien, will retire from her role on 31 March after 25 years working within the county’s school meals service.

Replacing O’Brien, who has headed up the company since 2013, is current chief financial officer, Ian Hamilton, who will take over from 1 April on an interim basis.

O’Brien previously worked with Shire County Catering and then Hertfordshire Catering, before the transition was made in 2013...

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LACA
09/02/2018 09:02
Pupils from three Scottish schools have this month (1 February) been challenged to create “a new street food dish using Scottish meat” by local butcher, S Collins & Son, in partnership with Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

With the hope of enlightening students and educators to the “variety of careers available across the food chain, the routes to access them and the skills required by employers,” the competition will involve groups of 13-15 year old students from Saint Ninian's High School, Our Lady’s High School...

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