LACA NEWS

LACA
18/04/2012 01:04

The scheme rewards pupils with points that can be redeemed at local leisure centres and libraries if they make healthy food choices in school. Among the healthy choices are salad, vegetables or fruit juice, in addition to McCain simply wedges and McCain simply dice potato.


To support the launch of the scheme McCain Foods has helped to provide additional rewards in the form of iTunes vouchers that can be won in a free prize draw by those making healthy choices.

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LACA
03/04/2012 14:04

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) released the results yesterday (Monday 2 April) of a survey conducted among education staff about their views on school meal issues.

The survey found that respondents said there had been an increase in the uptake of free school meals (FSM)...

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LACA
30/03/2012 14:03

Hertfordshire County Council has joined up with Wallace and Gromit and Pasta King to launch a new charity fundraising initiative at primary schools across the county - the more children who have special meals, the more money Pasta King will donate to charity.

Every third Thursday in the...

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LACA
26/03/2012 01:03

Teachers, pupils and local councillors in Barking and Dagenham have launched a new food growing programme across the region to help educate pupils about the growing process and where food comes from.

McCain Foods has helped to support the activity by providing curriculum based...

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LACA
23/03/2012 12:03

The full line-up of 10 regional winners has been finalised and now LACA’s School Chef of the Year competition is gearing up for the national final on May 23.

That will take place at the Food Services Wing, Defence Logistics School at Worthy Down in Hampshire.

Head of judges Justin...

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LACA
22/03/2012 00:03

Students at the Grace Academy Solihull have partnered with Academy caterer Aspens Services to supply them with fresh, local produce - grown in the Academy’s own vegetable garden.

Leek and potato soup and leek, potato and cheese pie – made using leeks grown at Grace Academy Solihull - are some of the first dishes to appear on the Academy's lunchtime menu through the new initiative.


Aspens is using the GreenGracers brand name devised by students to identify and promote dishes using the Academy-grown produce.

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LACA
21/03/2012 00:03

McCain Foods has developed a series of Diamond Jubilee themed posters to help school caterers mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign and drive school meal uptake through special breaktime or lunch dishes and menus.

Jo Simmons, McCain Foods’ Senior Brand Manager, explained: “...

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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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