LACA NEWS

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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LACA
31/08/2011 23:08

Parents who give their children two pre-packed lunchbox products could add 22g sugar and 1.8g salt to their daily intake, according to new research from Which?

This figure is over a quarter of the recommended sugar intake and over half the maximum daily salt intake for a five year old...

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LACA
31/08/2011 23:08

Education caterers Alliance in Partnership (AiP) has secured a new contract worth £70,000 at Gorsley Goffs Primary School in Herefordshire.

The new contract will supply freshly hot and cold lunch meals via a daily delivery service, freshly prepared at the larger John Kyrle High School...

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LACA
31/08/2011 23:08

Almost 50 education premises in Wales have below standard food hygiene ratings, reported Consumer Focus Wales.

The Food Standard Agency's Food Hygiene Rating Scheme has found that 48 education premises, including schools, colleges, nurseries and playgroups, score two or below – which...

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LACA
30/08/2011 23:08

Following the publication on Monday (29 August 2011) of the latest survey from Which? into school meal prices, LACA (the Local Authority Caterers Association) which represents 80% of the caterers providing meals in state schools across Britain, gives its response below.

Commenting on...

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LACA
29/08/2011 23:08

New research from Which? has found that the price of school meals is rising in two thirds of schools across the country this coming term.

While a majority of parents will see the cost of school meals rise below the rate of inflation this September, others will have to pay up to 17%...

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LACA
24/08/2011 23:08

The cookery school at Bordeaux Quay in Bristol is hosting a workshop to inspire public sector cooks to put Real Bread on the Menu.

The Cookery School's team will run this one-off session for a limited number of cooks from 3-6pm at their purpose-built training kitchen. The workshop...

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LACA
22/08/2011 23:08

A new survey by children’s cookery expert Annabel Karmel has revealed that 8 out of 10 parents are still giving their children unhealthy snacks in their lunchboxes.

The survey also found one out of five parents under pressure are more likely to give their children sugary cereals,...

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LACA
22/08/2011 23:08

When youngsters from East Anglia return to school next month, they will be faced with what has been described as “one of their toughest academic challenges” – to create the tallest jelly.

The Institute of Food Research's Tallest Jelly competition is open to schools throughout Norfolk...

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