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19/08/2014 13:08

Two new standards to encourage healthier eating are being proposed for the bronze Catering Mark. The Soil Association, which runs the scheme to recognise best practice in the catering industry, has opened a public consultation on proposals to limit the use of salt and make healthier drinks more...

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Industry
19/08/2014 09:08

Over a million UK schoolchildren rely on free school meals during term time, but what happens to them during school holidays? That is the question being addressed by school meals campaigner Lindsay Graham in a report to be published in October.

She says: “It is a vital social support to...

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Industry
06/08/2014 09:08

Schools Minister David Laws has written to Linda Cregan of the Children’s Food Trust and Carrieanne Bishop from LACA to thank them and all of their colleagues for their hard work supporting schools to deliver Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) from September.

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Industry
05/08/2014 15:08

National independent catering company, Catering Academy, has won a five year contract with Synergy consortium, a group of 10 primary schools based in Coventry.

The contract, worth £3.75 million, was won after a competitive tender process which featured eight other companies bidding for the business.

Team Academy demonstrated its capabilities to deliver on the government’s new Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) initiative, which is due to be implemented from September 2014.

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Industry
05/08/2014 11:08

Primary schoolchildren in the north of England and the Midlands are more likely to be eating sustainable seafood than their counterparts in the south, according to a report published by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which claims that 86% of England’s primary schoolchildren are missing out on sustainable fish.

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Industry
31/07/2014 09:07

Derbyshire County Council is recommending schools keep meal prices at the 2012/13 academic year levels, when pupils return for the new year in September. It means a primary school meal would stay at £1.95, with secondary school meals remaining at £2.30.

Currently the authority provides...

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Industry
30/07/2014 11:07

Eating more portions of fruit and vegetables than the recommended ‘5 a day’ does nothing to add years to our lives, according to researchers.

The latest study, published in the British Medical Journal, examined the association between fruit and vegetable intake and risk of premature death...

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Industry
21/07/2014 11:07

Following three baking heats at this year’s LACA conference, eight school cooks have risen to the challenge and won a place in the finals of the first ever Big School Bake Off competition organised by Unilever Food Solutions in partnership with LACA.

TV Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley led the...

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Industry
15/07/2014 11:07

Education Secretary Michael Gove, who has overseen the introduction of the School Food Plan, has been moved to the position of Chief Whip and replaced by Nicky Morgan, the former Treasury Minister.

The moves are part of a wide-ranging Cabinet re-shuffle being undertaken by Prime Minister...

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Industry
08/07/2014 10:07

The Children’s Food Trust (CFT) has launched a service to help schools guarantee that their menus meet the new school food standards announced last month.

The menu checking service gives schools and caterers an easy way to make sure their menus are compliant with the new legal...

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