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27/01/2011 23:01

The School Food Trust has welcomed plans outlined in the Education Bill to give schools and caterers more flexibility in promoting healthy school meals to families.

The bill, published today (27th January) by the Department for Education, sets out proposals that will make it easier...

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LACA
24/01/2011 23:01

Campaigners have attacked the government for spending taxpayers' money on endangered fish after it was revealed that four out of five fish served in public sector institutions will not have to meet any sustainability standards.

The figures were revealed after the Department for...

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LACA
24/01/2011 23:01

Auchenblae Primary School pupils will face their very own 'Apprentice-style' challenge tomorrow (26 January) thanks to food ingredients manufacturer Macphie, the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute for Nutrition and Health and the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF).

Pupils...

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LACA
23/01/2011 23:01

Renza Vermeulen, Aramark's healthcare dietician for the Epsom and St Helier Trust, recently visited the Victor Seymour Infants' School to show children the importance of good nutrition, and how to prepare an interesting and tasty lunch.

She was joined by nutritionist and diet chef,...

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LACA
16/01/2011 23:01

Gloucestershire County Council is urging parents to apply for free school meals after the government announced that schools will get an extra £430 for every pupil eligible for free dinners next year.

Parents who have an annual income of less than £16,000 are eligible for free school...

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LACA
16/01/2011 23:01

Contract caterer Harrison Catering Services has secured a deal to provide catering services to over 900 pupils and staff at Reading School.

In addition, Harrison will be providing all "bespoke hospitality requirements" for the school, both internally and externally.

Pamela...

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LACA
11/01/2011 23:01

The Food for Life Partnership is working with schools to help inspire kids to grow vegetables, cook, visit farms and eat real, wholesome food.

To coincide with this the Partnership has launched Stuffed, a new interactive web-based learning resource that focuses on sustainable food...

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LACA
11/01/2011 23:01

Education catering contractors Alliance in Partnership has won a New Year contract at St. Joseph's Catholic Infant School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

The one year rolling contract, worth £80,000 per annum, began at the start of the new school year and is now the third satellite...

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LACA
09/01/2011 23:01

Bolton Council's school meal catering service has won the category of Most Improved Performance in Education Catering at the Association for Public Sector Excellence (APSE) awards.

  • The team beat off competition from East Dunbartonshire, Kirklees, Liverpool, Manchester, North
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LACA
03/01/2011 23:01

A scheme which provides school meals for £1 to all primary school pupils in Bolton has been extended until March.

The council introduced the £1 offer in January to encourage more children to enjoy a healthy hot meal.

Cutting the price to £1, from £1.80 in 2009, has seen the take-up of dinners shoot up. Around 70% of pupils in 95 primary schools are taking meals compared with the national average of 47%.

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