March 2019

LACA
29/03/2019 10:03
Schools have been told to cut costs by limiting lunch portions by the under secretary of state for the school system, Lord Agnew’s, cost-cutting consultants.

Reports seen by Schools Week revealed that the ‘school resource management advisers (SMA) showed that the proposal for cutting portion size was made after an adviser reviewed the trust’s catering with the chain’s business manager and found that ‘there was a large amount of waste’.

But the...

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LACA
29/03/2019 06:03
School food caterer, Local Food Links, has increased its output by almost 50% with help from Dorset Growth Hub.

The countywide business support agency has helped the not-for-profit caterer to meet rising demand among primary schools for more choice in meal catering.

Local Food Links chief executive Caroline Morgan described the support package from Dorset Growth Hub as ‘pivotal’, adding: “They...

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Industry
28/03/2019 08:03
Havering Council’s Veggie Run campaign has been recognized as the ‘Veg Champion’ of London at the Urban Food Awards.

The award ‘highlights’ the borough's effort to encourage more children in the capital to eat increased amounts of vegetables.

Cllr Robert Benham, children's services, learning and education, said:  "The continued recognition for Veggie Run is a great achievement for Havering Council. To...

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26/03/2019 06:03
The Young Chef of the Year Award, developed by The Food Teacher, has launched in Ireland.

Started in 2017 through the Healthier Fleetwood initiative, it aims improve long-term health by educating children and their families about food and nutrition.

GP Dr Mark Spencer, who supported the initiative when it first launched, said:  “Cooking is great fun and brings families and...

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