LACA NEWS

LACA
04/10/2011 01:10

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has spoken out about the lack of fruit and vegetables being included in school packed lunches, describing it as a “missed opportunity” for children’s health.

The charity believes the fact that 40% of primary school children's lunchboxes do not...

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LACA
27/09/2011 01:09

For one week only Pritchitts is giving away an iPad 2 as part of its Viva Daily Win promotion, in support of National School Meals Week (NSMW), 7th-11th November 2011.

Two years ago Pritchitts introduced the education sector's biggest promotion – "Viva Daily Win", where secondary...

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LACA
18/09/2011 23:09

New research has revealed that over a third of parents let their children snack on chocolate or crisps rather than fruit because they are more convenient.

The survey also showed that more than half of parents believe it's also cheaper for their children to eat less healthy snack...

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LACA
13/09/2011 23:09

Cordia, Glasgow’s school catering provider, has officially launched the city’s first external custom-built food kiosk at Holyrood Secondary School.

The unit was officially opened at the south side secondary school by Cordia Chair, Councillor Jim Mackechnie.

He was joined by...

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LACA
13/09/2011 23:09

Every primary school pupil in Southwark will receive free school meals as part of a drive to help combat rising levels of childhood obesity.

From this school term Southwark Council will offer one nutritious meal a day to 21,000 pupils across 70 primary schools, regardless of family...

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LACA
08/09/2011 23:09

With new powers being proposed by Ministers in the forthcoming Education Bill that would give schools the freedom to introduce variable pricing for school meals, LACA (the Local Authority Caterers Association) which represents 80% of the caterers providing meals in state schools across Britain,...

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LACA
07/09/2011 23:09

A campaign to ensure children in Hartlepool are receiving their free school meals is proving a huge success, reported the local council.

Almost 300 additional children have been signed up for free school meals since the Borough Council launched an awareness-raising drive in July....

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LACA
05/09/2011 23:09

Nutritional education catering specialists Alliance in Partnership (AiP) has been awarded a new contract within the independent education sector.

The one year contract with independent First School, The Shrubbery in Sutton Coldfield, adds to the five Coventry Foundation Independent...

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LACA
04/09/2011 23:09

Almost six out of ten parents whose children didn’t already have school meals said they would be prepared to try them this term if meals were on offer at a reduced price, found a report by the School Food Trust.

New rules proposed in the Education Bill are set to make it easier for...

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LACA
01/09/2011 23:09

Compass Group UK & Ireland has acquired Cygnet Catering, a specialist provider of school meals to the state education sector.

Cygnet Catering holds significant long term relationships with five LAs and a number of additional primary schools that make up a portfolio of over 450...

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