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13/03/2019 09:03
Empire Dogs has announced that it has become a LACA partner.

It said: “We are honoured and we look forward to working closely with LACA and their members in the year ahead.

LACA’s mission statement is to set high standards in Education Catering and to be the lead consultative body to the Government on all aspects of school food and in delivering...

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12/03/2019 14:03
The idea that the standards governing the nutritional integrity of school meals might be eased has received short shrift from LACA, writes David Foad.

Speaking at the association’s Spring Seminar on March 8th at the Stratford Manor Hotel, chair Michael Hales told delegates: “The suggestion from Government that Brexit-related food shortages and costs could be tackled by relaxing school food standards is, I think, unacceptable.”

He was...

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11/03/2019 06:03
School caterer, Alliance in Partnership (AiP), has won its first vegetarian and egg-free school meals contract at the multi-faith Nishkam High School (Birmingham).

Given it’s Sikh background, all menus at the multi-cultural school must be both vegetarian and egg-free, and include at least one traditional Sikh meal a week.

Having recently started the contract, AiP said it looked to Japanese, African, Greek and Italian cultures for inspiration, with...

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08/03/2019 08:03
Steven Cross, from Havant, Hampshire, has scooped the national title of LACA School Chef of the Year 2019, sponsored by McDougalls, after the final which took place on 7 March at Stratford Upon Avon College, Warwickshire.

He was one of two wild card entrants awarded a special National Final place nd won with his main course of Rocking Moroccan Chicken (marinated chicken chargrilled and served with homemade Moroccan flatbread and roasted harissa vegetables garnished with mint yoghurt, nasturtium, chilli and min...

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08/03/2019 06:03
LACA’s main event has opened its booking form for the event, taking place 10- 12 July at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

It will feature the LACA Education Catering Exhibition, Finishing Touches Competition and live demonstrations.

On Wednesday (10 July) workshops will include themes on allergens, popularity of veganism and apprenticeships, plus more.

Thursday will be host to The Great British Bake...

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06/03/2019 05:03
All 12 of LACA’s School Chef of the Year finalists will appear on The One Show today (Wednesday 6 March).

They will appear live on the hour-long show, a day before the final held at the Stratford Manor Hotel.

Joined by Masterchef judges Greg Wallace and John Torode, they will be able to gather a few last minute tips before they cook for the title of School Chef of the Year 2019.

You...

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06/03/2019 01:03
Almost nine out of ten hospital tooth extractions among children aged 0 to 5 are due to preventable tooth decay, according to data from Public Health England (PHE).

Tooth decay, which could be prevented by cutting down on sugar and practicing good oral hygiene, can  cause problems with eating and sleeping,and results in at least 60,000 days being missed from school during the year for hospital extractions alone.

Dr Sandra White, dental lead for PHE,...

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28/02/2019 09:02
School meal provider, Norse Catering, has launched its new brand ‘Fresssh’ for students at Dereham Neatherd on Monday 25 February.

As well as the change in branding, the lunchtime menu has been ‘transformed’ with a new range of ‘street’ and ‘bowl’ food created by Norse development chef, Gary Dyos, to replicate current and emerging food trends found on the high street.

New dishes include Panko-Crumbed Chicken with...

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26/02/2019 16:02
LACA has reacted to the Food Foundation's 'Broken Plate' report, which identifies ten signs that show the UK’s food system has led the country into a 'national health crisis', with children and households on low incomes suffering the severest health consequences.

Michael Hales, chair of LACA said: “LACA welcome the Food Foundation report, particularly the call for the expansion of Universal Infant free school meals to all primary aged pupils. 

"LACA have long campaigned for the expansion of this hugely successful scheme so that access to healthy...

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19/02/2019 10:02
Caterers are being encouraged to celebrate International School Meals Day (ISMD) on 14 March 2019.

The theme for 2019 is ‘Who makes my meal’ and hopes to encourage young people to think about their favourite foods, where it comes from and who provides it. 

Launched in 2013, the day aims to raise awareness of the importance of the nutritional quality of school meal programs worldwide,...

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