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09/11/2018 09:11
With National School Meals Week taking place across the country next week (12-16 November), ISS’s school catering business is getting ready to host a number of celebrations.

Lead by the Lead Association for Education (LACA), the national event is now in its 25th year and is designed to celebrate “all that is great about school meals,” said national chair Michael Hales.

As well as serving the nation’s favourite school meal – recently unveiled as...

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LACA
09/11/2018 06:11
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has become top of the ‘Good Food for London’ league table for the second year running.

The league table charts the progress made by London’s 33 boroughs in making London’s food system healthier and more sustainable, Greenwich won the award through its work helping residents to eat healthy and combat poor nutrition.

Councillor Averil Lekau, cabinet member for adult social...

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LACA
08/11/2018 06:11
The London Borough of Havering has been shortlisted for the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) 2019 Awards for its healthy eating ‘Veggie Run’ campaign.

Up against nine other councils for ‘Campaign of the Year’, ‘Veggie Run’ launched in April by Havering’s in-house service provider, HES Catering Services. It targets four to 11 year-olds and encourages them to lead a healthier lifestyle.

With circa 20,000 downloads, reports claim there has...

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LACA
08/11/2018 06:11
Taylor Shaw, the education arm of Elior UK, has launched its new website, designed to deliver more functionality and improved accessibility for the operators.

The website’s new designs will make it easier to navigate through the services and view what is available.

Cal Morris, director of sales, marketing and corporate communications at Elior UK, said: “We’re committed to making sure operators can always provide anyone with nutritionally rich...

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LACA
07/11/2018 06:11
School Food Matters’ Young Marketeers programme has been shortlisted for the NatWest skills and opportunities fund.

The fund enables people in disadvantaged communities t develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to build their financial capability skills or to start or develop a new business now or in the future.   

The Young Marketeers programme sees young people become market...

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LACA
07/11/2018 06:11
The Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) has reacted to the Government’s Department of Health’s policy paper, which ‘sets out a vision for putting prevention at the heart of our nation’s health’.

Titled: ‘Prevention is better than cure; our vision to help you live well for longer’, the paper outlines the government’s plans to prevent health problems arising in the first place, including every day decisions, such as what people eat and drink.

LACA said: “LACA are pleased that the...

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LACA
06/11/2018 12:11
The hunt for Lead Association for Catering in Education’s (LACA) 2019 School Chef of the Year has reached the next stage, with around 50 school chefs qualified for the regional finals after the first round of judging.

Held in seven locations across Britain from the end of November 2018 to January 2019 with the chefs from all ten LACA regions, the event will allow them to showcase their skills when making their menus, which are expected to reflect the school standards to which every school in the country is...

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LACA
05/11/2018 10:11
Dolmio ready-to-use foodservice sauces have been rebranded to Dolmio Professional.

The varieties and original recipes will stay the same, meaning chefs can still use the sauces the same way they have previously.

Karen Green, marketing manager at Aimia foods, distributor of Mars Foodservice products, said: “Dolmio professional sauces retain all of the same qualities that...

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LACA
29/10/2018 08:10
HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Ltd) has launched an online allergy management portal, making it easier for parents to manage their children’s food intake.

The allergy management system was created to deliver full visibility to parents through an account-based platform that enables critical information to be updated, helping HCL, the school and the kitchen safeguard children with allergies and intolerances.

Ramatu Nguru, School Food...

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LACA
23/10/2018 08:10
Plymouth’s school meal provider, CATERed, has won three awards, two at the EDUcatering Excellence Awards and one at the Foodservice Cateys.

It won the Education Caterer of the Year at the Foodservice Cateys, and at the EDUcatering Excellence Awards, it walked away with the School Food Plan Award and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Excellence in School Food Award.

It was the first time the APPG on School Food has...

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