21/09/2018 07:09
It is the last chance to vote for the nation’s favourite school meal before the poll closes on Monday 24 September.

As part of National School Meal Week’s Silver Jubilee, LACA is conducting a survey to find the Nation’s Favourite School Meal from the past 25 years.

Entries have been whittled down to the last five

School Meal:

  • Roast dinner
  • Curry and rice
  • Shepherd’s
  • ...
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19/09/2018 07:09
Veggie run, LACA award winner and Havering Council’s app aimed at educating about healthy eating and rewarding them and their schools with sporty prizes, has partnered with West Ham United Foundation.

The partnership will deliver the Healthy Hammers programme to 2400 children at over half of Havering Council’s primary and junior schools throughout the academic year.

The app was designed to appeal to children from 4-11 years old, and allows them to earn rewards by dodging unhealthy...

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18/09/2018 09:09
Further details have been announced about the Yorkshire and Humberside Expo 2018.

The free to attend event is aimed at school and hospital caterers, catering managers, operational managers, bursars, business managers, heads of catering services and any key decision makers.

It will include skills presentations, the latest innovations and trials by many of the catering...

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18/09/2018 08:09
A school catering company in Warwickshire celebrated its first year as a stand-alone business following its move away from a local authority run service.

Pupils and staff from Heathcote Primary School in Warwick joined Educaterers managing director, Terry Tredget, to mark the event with a celebratory cake made by Judy Murray, assistant development manager and winner of ‘best in class’ at the LACA awards.

Tredget said: “We’re absolutely...

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Steve Brine public health minister calorie labelling consultation
18/09/2018 07:09
Government proposals that would force caterers in schools, hospitals and the workplace to list calories on their menus have begun a three-month public consultation process.

Steve Brine, the public health minister, said: “This is not about forcing anyone to eat certain things or companies to behave in a certain way but I firmly believe we have a right to know the nutritional content of the food we give to our children.

“Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, and is...

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17/09/2018 11:09
The LACA East business meeting’s agenda has been announced and will include a talk on the rise of plant-based food by Mark Banahan from the Vegan Society and Paul Evans Operations Director of School Health UK and Vice-Chair of The British Obesity Society discussing the child obesity strategy.

Held at the Brakes Innovation Centre on November 8, highlights will also include a food innovations showcase from Brakes and the SCOTY 2018 winner, Michael Goulston, HCL.

Running from 10am – 4pm, there will also be a chance to network and a raffle, followed by an evening network even from...

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Michael Hales Chair LACA Juniper Ventures
04/09/2018 12:09
Michael Hales officially took over from Tim Blowers as Chair of LACA at Monday’s (September 3) LACA Board meeting held at Solihull Town Hall.

He is managing director of Juniper Ventures, the ‘externalised business’ set up by the London Borough of Newham to deliver catering and cleaning services for the council’s schools and civic venues.

Outgoing Chair Tim Blowers said: “I have enjoyed a truly memorable year and now we move on...

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PS100 YPO foodservice public sector catering
04/09/2018 10:09
Organisers have unveiled the line-up for the panel at the PS100 Group and YPO foodservice seminar and exhibition that is taking place in Reading on September 19th.

Chaired by Andy Jones of the PS100 Group, the panel will include Michael Hales, chair of LACA and managing director at Juniper Ventures, the ‘externalised business’ organisation rolled out by the London Borough of Newham to supply school catering and cleaning.

He will be joined by Craig...

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LACA responds to government proposal to ban sale of energy drinks to children
30/08/2018 15:08
LACA has responded to the government proposal to ban the sale of energy drinks to children, after fears of how they are affecting health.

A consultation has opened to seek views on the ban, asking for view on what age the ban should apply to, giving under 16 and under 18 as options.

LACA Chair-Elect, Michael Hales, said: “LACA welcomes the announcement by the Department for Health and Social Care today that it is leading a...

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30/08/2018 07:08
Riverside Catering, Rotherham council’s in-house catering provider, has been supporting Rotherham Hospice with its new ‘Biscuit Campaign’.

With the aid of Rosie the Bear, a new team member at the Hospice, Riverside hope to help raise awareness about the vital services the Hospice provides to enhance the quality of life of patients and their families through the provision of palliative care.

For the campaign, students are...

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