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18/05/2011 23:05

Louise Witterick, who works at Chapel Fields Junior School in Solihull, has been named the 2011 School Chef of the Year.

Her winning dishes consisted of a main course of Beef Stifado with a Trio of Root Vegetables and Minted Spinach and Broccoli followed by dessert of Spicy Butternut...

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LACA
10/05/2011 23:05

Thousands of kids are to benefit from free school meals for another year following a bid of extra funding.

Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust has agreed to fund the council-run scheme for a third year and this will ensure around 4,000 more pupils will be able to enjoy nutritious...

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LACA
04/05/2011 23:05

Five schools in the UK have won The School Food Trust's Canteen Rescue search competition.

The competition has launched to help schools make improvements to their dining environments, and to raise awareness of the importance of a decent space to eat at school for children's learning...

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LACA
03/05/2011 23:05

Budding young chefs from St Josephs Catholic High School, Cumbria, stole the show at Electrolux Professional's recent Schools Competition.

Kieran Ditchburn and Shane Stevens wowed judges with their menu of locally sourced ingredients. The team's menu of Cumbrian Farmhouse cheese...

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LACA
02/05/2011 23:05

Pupils taking part in the Really Good School Dinner have raised enough money so far this year to help the World Food Programme (WFP) provide a massive 57,446 school meals to children in developing countries.

Nina Valente at the World Food Programme commented on the achievement: "Right...

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LACA
18/04/2011 23:04

Hundreds of schools have downloaded The School Food Trust's Royal Wedding-themed poster kits to decorate canteens and promote healthy school menus ahead of HRH Prince William and Kate's wedding next week.

The ready-made kits have already been downloaded by almost 300 users of the...

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LACA
07/04/2011 23:04

The Potato Council and The School Food Trust have joined forces to introduce four new potato based recipe ideas onto school lunch menus.

The ideas are being rolled out to 22,000 schools in England.

A number of recipes were kitchen tested by two secondary schools, before...

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LACA
06/04/2011 23:04

One of the big successes of 2010's National School Meals Week is the huge increase in local authorities, schools and contractors taking part.

That's the view of Irene Carroll, the past chair of LACA who has written a regular blog to encourage catering teams, schools, parents and...

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LACA
06/04/2011 23:04

As stated at the time of the Comprehensive Spending Review last October, LACA (the Local Authority Caterers Association) was pleased to learn of the Government's intention to continue with the School Lunch Grant (SLG) and that it was amongst the revenue grants to be included in the schools...

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LACA
23/03/2011 23:03

Pupils at Auchenblae Primary school will find out who will be “hired” and who will be “fired” at the final of their own “Apprentice style” challenge thanks to food ingredients manufacturer Macphie, the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute for Nutrition and Health (RINH) and the Scottish Food...

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