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LACA
27/11/2016 23:11
LACA has backed the NAHT’s call for school meals operators to email MPs ahead of today’s debate on The Digital Economy Bill.

The bill creates an opportunity to ensure eligible children are auto-enrolled to receive free school meals.

Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, says: "To help ensure we get the right support into the right areas, NAHT has pressed the government to ensure all of...

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LACA
27/11/2016 00:11
As in previous years, we tried to strike a balance between planning/running events that the NSMW Team and LACA members work together on to create national coverage and providing ideas and resources for members to embrace and run themselves so as to create local interest for our dynamic industry.

NSMW 2016 ran during the first week in November, this usually being the first week after half term – although we know this year it clashes with a small number of Local Authority holidays, which run a slightly later half term.

As in 2015, the overriding theme for 2016 is #...

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LACA
18/11/2016 12:11

LACA and the FCSI UK & Ireland (Foodservice Consultants Society International) have got together to offer a secondary school in the UK an opportunity to get support in reviewing and implementing improvements to their catering operation and facilities.

The support package will include...

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LACA
16/11/2016 12:11

The continuing rise in rates of obesity among young people in the UK, and what might be done to mitigate it, was the focus of discussion at the LACA Autumn Business Seminar in Warwick on November 11th.

More than 130 delegates gathered at the Hilton Warwick for a packed morning of...

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LACA
14/11/2016 12:11

LACA has prepared a response to the Soil Association’s Food For Life (FFL) Catering Mark 2016 standards consultation on making healthy eating easy in schools.

Former chair Pat Fellows has drafted the organisation’s official response, but is keen that individual members also contribute....

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LACA
03/11/2016 14:11

Christine Parr, Big School Bake Off finalist and cook in charge at Warmsworth Primary School in Doncaster, joined the Doncaster Mansion House team last week. Parr assisted Doncaster Mansion’s banqueting manager, Andrea Swaby, with 153 afternoon teas at the venue. The Big School Bake Off finalist...

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LACA
02/11/2016 14:11

Members of Parliament enjoyed a hot school meal this lunchtime at LACA’s (Lead Association for CAtering in Education) event held today in Parliament as part of National School Meals Week. Over 20 MPs dropped in for a taster of a meal that would be available to pupils across the country at...

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LACA
02/11/2016 13:11

LACA’s National School Meals Week began on Monday with a day at the Senedd in Cardiff where eight school chefs spent the day in the kitchen. Activities are taking place all week and LACA is inviting schools, operators and school chefs to share a piece of the action on Twitter using #...

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LACA
27/10/2016 14:10

Christine Parr, Cook in Charge at Warmsworth Primary school, finalist in the recent Big School Bake Off joined Banqueting Manager Andrea Swaby at Doncaster Mansion House last week to assist with 153 afternoon teas.

Doncaster Mansion House is one of only 3 in the country, the others being...

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LACA
26/10/2016 13:10

With one hundred competitors having registered to take part in the 2017 competition, organisers say the quest to find the next LACA School Chef of the Year has got off to a great start.

This year’s competition structure has undergone a number of improvements, including refinements to...

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