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21/11/2018 09:11
LACA has responded to the government's energy drinks consultation, which has been asking for views on banning energy drink sales to children.

As part of the government's plan to reduce childhood obesity and other health problems in children, it has been asking organisations and businesses its opinions on the subject.

In its response, LACA has said that the age limit for energy drinks should be 18 and that the prohibition should...

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20/11/2018 10:11
Today (20 November) LACA will visit the House of Commons at part of National School Meals Week (NSMW).

It will engage with MPs and Peers as they sample the very best of school meals from a specially designed 25th anniversary menu in the aptly named Jubilee Room.

The lunch will enforce the message of the importance of a hot, nourishing meal in the middle of the day to ‘power’...

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LACA autumn business seminar delegates
20/11/2018 09:11
School meals organisation LACA will be focusing on two issues over the coming year – universal infact free school meals and fast food restaurants near schools, reports David Foad.

Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) chair Michael Hales told members that the organisation will be concentrating its fire power on campaigning to expand the scope of universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) and on tackling the growing number of fast food restaurants springing up...

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20/11/2018 06:11
To mark the 25th anniversary of National School Meals Week (NSMW) last week (12-16 November), Havering Council gave 13 of its longest serving dinner supervisors a chance to relax and let someone serve them instead.

With nearly 400 years of cooking experience and 23.3million meals between them, they were treated to afternoon tea on behalf of the borough to say thank-you.

Andrew Blake-Herbert, chief executive of Havering Council, said: “We have some amazing dinner supervisors who have shown pure...

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LACA
15/11/2018 09:11
Quorn has partnered with SIPS Catering to treat pupils at a West Midlands Primary School to a series of interactive sessions yesterday (14 November), in celebration of National School Meals Week (NSMW).

With the help of Quorn Superheroes, Hope and Max, the children and staff from Crocketts Community School in Sandwell, West Midlands, enjoyed hands-on activities, including cookery demonstrations, tastings, and educational talks on the health benefits of Quorn for both them and the planet....

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15/11/2018 06:11
Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL) and Peartree Spring Primary School in Stevenage hosted a breakfast celebration in support of LACA’s National School Meals Week (NSMW) yesterday morning (14 November).

HCL planned the Powered by School Meals event which ‘energised’ pupils from an early 7.45am start this morning, together with presenting five important ‘Powered by School Meals’ messages, emphasising the positive effects of a healthy, nutritious school meal at lunchtime.

Ian Hamilton, CEO...

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LACA
14/11/2018 10:11
There has been a ‘huge’ increase in spend on Scottish meat by local authorities holding the Food for Life Served Here award for their school meals.

Released to celebrate Roast Dinner Day today (14 November), it revealed that Edinburgh City Council’s schools spent almost £220,000 on scotch beef PGI, scotch lamb PGI and specially slected pork in 2016/17, compared to just over £16,000 in 2013/14.

Edinburgh City Council has been working...

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LACA
12/11/2018 11:11
Luton Borough Council's (LBC) catering services has introduced Wow butter on its Autumn menu.

The spread will allow children to try the taste of peanuts without the use of nuts.

LBC Catering said: “This gives us the opportunity to introduce new dishes to our menu such as wow butter cookies and chicken satay and allows us to further cater for children with peanut allergies.” 

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LACA
12/11/2018 06:11
The final programme for LACA’s autumn seminar has been announced.

Taking place at Stratford Manor Hotel this Friday (16 November 2018) from 9am, the programme will include a childhood obesity policy update and Q&A.

It will also include information update on Host a School Chef and the 25th anniversary of National School Meal Week from...

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National School Meals Week 2018
12/11/2018 06:11
This year marks the 25th anniversary of LACA’s National School Meals Week (NSMW), which starts today and runs until November 16th, with organisers promising ‘there will be plenty to celebrate during this Silver Jubilee year’.

The annual event is marked by schools up and down the country and serves to promote the quality and value of the hot, cooked meals delivered every school day by LACA’s members.

Among the highlights of this year’s NSMW will be #cookeditmyselfie, in which caterers, teachers, parents or...

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