March 2018

LACA
15/03/2018 09:03
New research has found that the “health and environmental impact of food” is important to the majority of British children, despite the growing obesity crisis.

Commissioned by meat alternative brand, Quorn, the study found that 68% of children are “motivated by Quorn products being healthier” and a further 65% by the “benefits it has on the future of our planet.”

Claiming it “sheds some positive light on the growing global health crisis,” Quorn...

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LACA
14/03/2018 14:03
Having crowned LACA’s 2018 School Chef of the Year last week (8 March), we are excited to announce that Channel 5 featured the event during its 5pm news bulletin on Friday (9 March).

The full coverage can be viewed in the clip below:

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LACA
13/03/2018 07:03
New research has found that 41% of Brits think we’ll be eating lab-grown meat and fish in the next ten years – citing shortages as their main reason followed by environmental and sustainability concerns.

In a survey of 2,000 people, rising food costs were highlighted as a concern, with 90% of people that do a weekly shop saying they would “start cutting back on spending if they were to rise again” - admitting that fresh meat and fish would go before fruit and vegetables.

Undertaken by...

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LACA
12/03/2018 13:03
Following the recent release of research it commissioned into the benefits of Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM), LACA’s Spring Seminar looked closely at how it should work to defend the scheme.

Delegates at the Stratford Manor Hotel heard Natalie Perera, head of research at the Education Policy Institute, present the key findings, followed by Lee Pedar of Oakhill Communications, LACA’s political lobbying partner, who looked at the political dimension to the study.

Then an...

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LACA
09/03/2018 10:03
Last night (8 March) saw LACA crown its 2018 School Chef of the Year – Michael Goulston from Peartree Spring Primary School (Hertfordshire) – after outshining the other nine finalists with his two-course meal created with an 11 year old school pupil in mind.

Representing the east of England, Goulston served a main course of oven-baked Southern crumbed chicken with herb mousseline, gnocchi and vegetables, and coconut cheesecake with pineapple and strawberry compote and tuille biscuit for dessert.

He said: “I am so proud to have won the...

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