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LACA
20/03/2012 00:03

Junk food ads could be banned from prime time TV in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, according to The Scottish Government.

Michael Matheson has written to Westminster Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to ask whether he would support a move to introduce a ban across the UK.


It follows recent research from Newcastle University which found that children are still being exposed to the same levels of advertising for such foods, despite Ofcom banning these commercials during programmes aimed at youngsters.

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LACA
19/03/2012 00:03

School meals provider Chartwells has teamed up with international charity Mary’s Meals to launch a new ethical initiative.

Providing over 600,000 meals every year to children across the globe, Mary's Meals sets up school feeding projects in some of the world's poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

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LACA
13/03/2012 16:03

LACA (Local Authority Caterers Association) greatly welcomes the action taken by Zac Goldsmith MP who has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons today (13th March 2012) to call on the Government to make all food in Academy schools comply with school food standards.  By doing so...

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LACA
13/03/2012 12:03

The battle to persuade the Government to review its decision to exempt academies and free schools from complying with national food standards has today entered the parliamentary arena.

LACA is supporting the action of MP Zac Goldsmith in tabling an Early Day Motion in the House of...

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LACA
12/03/2012 15:03

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman, the MP for Meriden, has congratulated her constituent Judith Tyrell for her performance in the West Midlands regional final of the LACA’s School Chef of the Year competition.

On her website, Spelman blogged: “I think this was a tremendous...

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LACA
09/03/2012 15:03

Mark Holmes of Metrofresh, the catering arm of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, has won the North West regional final of LACA's School Chef of the Year competition.

He will take his place in the final on May 23 at the Defence Foodservices School at Worthy Down in the competition that...

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LACA
08/03/2012 09:03

Seafood Scotland’s ‘Seafood in Schools’ pilot project is set to roll-out nationwide, following confirmation from Scottish Government that it is to fund a three-year programme.

Seafood in Schools has been operating for the past year in ten school clusters around the country (...

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LACA
06/03/2012 11:03

Hotelympia 2012, which ran from February 26 to March 1 at ExCeL in London, attracted more than 33,000 attendees, according to organisers. This represents a 4% rise on the figure for the previous event in 2010.
Toby Wand, group exhibition director at show organiser Fresh Montgomery, said preliminary figures showed footfall on the Monday and Tuesday (February 27-28) was "significantly higher" than in previous years.


These two days included appearances from a number of 'star' names.

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LACA
29/02/2012 09:02

Plymouth City Council’s Education Catering Service achieves prestigious gold Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals.

This means that the Education Catering Service in Plymouth is only the second local authority caterer in England and one of just six school...

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LACA
28/02/2012 11:02

A survey of the 1,102 academy schools in the UK has attempted to find out who operates the catering, which company offers the supply route and how many pupils are on the roll of each.

During January and February 1,066 of the academies responded – a 97% completion rate.

The data...

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