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LACA
28/07/2011 23:07

Bird's Ice Cream Mix has taken the top spot for innovation at the annual LACA 2011 conference in Birmingham.

The powdered ice cream, developed by UK manufacturer Premier Foods, is a first and a unique product in the market place. It allows school caterers to create cost effective...

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LACA
20/07/2011 23:07

Six development chefs from foodservice distributor 3663 are supporting international rugby player Olly Barkley's academy by teaching children in Bristol about healthy foods.

David Wood, Ben Woodhouse, Lucas Williams, Graham Marshall-Jones, Shaun Hill and Pamela Maclean from 3663 have...

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LACA
17/07/2011 23:07

A campaign has been launched to try to ensure that children in Hartlepool who qualify for free school meals receive their entitlement.

The Borough Council is concerned that up to 600 children may be missing out.
The campaign, which is part of the council's on-going drive to...

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LACA
17/07/2011 23:07

In the last three years, the number of children eating healthy school meals in England has risen to more than three million as a result of taking part in British Food Fortnight.

This year's event is taking place from 17 September to 2 October and is now in its 10th year.

So...

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LACA
14/07/2011 23:07

Anne Bull, Chair of LACA Wales and Head of Catering Rhondda CynonTaf; Beverley Bradley, Area Fundraiser at Ty Gobaith and Carol Davies, Catering Manager Conwy County Borough Council.

Representatives from the LACA Welsh Region had the pleasure of presenting a cheque for £750 to Ty...

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LACA
13/07/2011 23:07

The School Food Trust has introduced a new series of low-cost training sessions designed specifically for the school food sector.

The programme of one-day sessions covers topics in greatest demand from schools, caterers and councils, as training budgets tighten.

It focuses...

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LACA
10/07/2011 23:07

The North Yorkshire County Council has decided to freeze the price of primary school meals to help struggling families.

Although the county council is facing severe financial challenges, the price of meals will be frozen at £2.10 a day. This means prices have increased by only 5% in...

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LACA
07/07/2011 23:07

The winners of this year's LACA Awards for Excellence have been announced.

Every year the awards acknowledge individuals and teams of people who continue to make a real difference in education catering.

Winning a LACA Award not only boosts the confidence, morale and...

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LACA
06/07/2011 23:07

The number of children eating healthy school meals in England has climbed for the third year in a row – with more than three million children now having a school lunch every day.

New figures, published by the School Food Trust and LACA, show that an average of 44.1% of children in...

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LACA
05/07/2011 23:07

In an exclusive interview in the July issue of Cost Sector Catering, Jamie Oliver says that “school meals matter – more than ever”.

Despite the prospect of school meal price rises, Jamie also believes they are still good value. He says: "The most important thing as a parent, and I am...

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