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19/10/2011 01:10

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has achieved a bronze Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association for all 90 of its primary, nursery and special schools.

Primary, nursery and special schools in Tower Hamlets are now serving meals that are over 75% freshly prepared, free...

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LACA
17/10/2011 01:10

More than 250 pupils, parents and staff at Churchill Primary School, Langford, North Somerset, recently tucked into a lunch of home-grown fruit and vegetables as part of the school’s Harvest Festival celebrations.

School catering company Aspens Services and Churchill Primary organised...

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LACA
05/10/2011 01:10

Three London schools are holding farmers markets this month as part of a new two year project for the capital.

Over the next few years, the Soil Association will be working with 10 schools across London in the Farm Academy Programme, which helps teach pupils about where their food...

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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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