May 2019

LACA
20/05/2019 09:05
LACA School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) winner, Steven Cross, has responded to the Soil Association's calls for a mandatory plant-based protein day on school menus.

Speaking about the reccomendations, the head chef of Park Community School, which has a Gold Food for Life Award, called for healthier options than current meat-free options, such as...

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Industry
17/05/2019 08:05
All state schools in England should offer pupils a compulsory plant-based menu one day a week, the social association has recommended.

Reported in The Guardian, the association is urging the Department for Education (DfE) to replace a non-mandatory recommendation for a weekly meat-free day with a statutory menu once a week offering only plant-based proteins and foods in an aim to make school meals more environmentally friendly...

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LACA
16/05/2019 12:05
Following the updated early years handbook by Ofsted, LACA chair Michael Hales said:

“LACA welcomes the updated early year's inspection report by Ofsted. We have long called for inspectors to focus on the overall health of children, including healthy eating and we hope this marks the beginning of a new approach.”

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LACA
15/05/2019 06:05
School caterers are essential within a school, they see students every day and are instrumental to their wellbeing and health within the school setting, which is why the theme of LACA’s Main Event is ‘A Healthy and Sustainable Future’.

LACA’s annual showpiece occasion will look to recognise the important part school caterers play in delivering health and sustainability to their students and their schools every day.

This year’s Main Event will be held from 10– 12 July at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole and will also...

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Industry
14/05/2019 08:05
School catering service, Independents by Sodexo, has appointed a ‘dedicated’ Health and Wellbeing Manager to help improve pupil performance.

Paul Quinn, who has a Masters in Applied Human Nutrition, brings a wealth of knowledge on the science behind food to Sodexo’s culinary team, which provides fresh food from scratch to more than 80 of the UK and Ireland's top independent schools.

The newly created role will see Paul Quinn,...

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