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05/10/2012 12:10

ParentMail, a leading school-to-home communication and payments service and a LACA Business Partner, was one of only two companies to be highly commended at the recent eCommerce Awards ceremony.

ParentMail was a finalist for the ‘eCommerce Innovation’ category, with its new ParentMail 2...

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Industry
05/10/2012 11:10

LACA members are being offered the chance to get involved in a live TV discussion about tackling food waste – without leaving the comfort of their desks.

Hosted by FootprintChannel, the programme titled ‘Waste – What Next?’ is to be broadcast on Monday, October 8th.

Charles Miers,...

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Industry
25/09/2012 09:09

Milk builds strong bones and provides essential nutrients, which is why it plays such an important role in children’s diets. Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 26th) is World School Milk Day and to celebrate, children throughout the UK will be drinking a cupful of the white stuff along with their...

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Industry
24/09/2012 10:09

Segregation in the school hall at lunchtime and the stigmatisation of receiving free school meals (FSMs) from the state are key factors for parents who are opting for sending children to school with packed lunches instead, according to a new study from the Institute for Social and Economic...

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Industry
18/09/2012 12:09

School chef Lesley Christon from North Yorkshire says that ‘going back to basics’ is helping to make sure children keep coming back for more in her dining room.

The chef unit manager at Thirsk Community Primary School believes learning new skills such as making fresh bread and pasta have...

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Industry
10/09/2012 12:09

Taylor Shaw, school meals contractor for Sheffield schools, has added a pork sausage to its menus for the city’s pupils after securing a deal to buy locally reared pork from Whirlow Hall Farm based in Whirlow, Sheffield.

The supply deal was been arranged in partnership with Underwood Meat...

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Industry
03/09/2012 14:09

A new scientific report on carbon emissions claims to have overturned the commonly held belief that frozen food is more energy intensive than chilled.

Assessing a range of carbon emissions - from post-harvest or slaughter to consumption by the consumer – researchers found that a frozen...

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Industry
28/08/2012 12:08

Facilities management specialist BAM FM claims that an innovative catering concept it has developed has boosted school meal uptake by more than a quarter at a Bristol academy.

The Food Cube, developed by BAM FM in partnership with modular commercial kitchen specialist PKL Group, has...

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Industry
23/08/2012 11:08

A food book aimed at children is being published that challenges children to go cannibal, cook in acid, make chocolate poos (including nuts and sweetcorn), ask the Queen for a swan and work out the best way to slaughter a lamb.

Called Mission:Explore Food, it is described an activity...

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Industry
22/08/2012 16:08

A celebration of farming and food is promised when the quality accreditation organisation Red Tractor launches its promotional week running from 24-30 September.

It plans to use the opportunity to show caterers and consumers how it provides “a shortcut” to affordable, quality food and...

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