LACA NEWS

LACA
03/01/2012 00:01

The government has announced that under new powers, schools will be able to offer price promotions on meals to particular pupils to encourage more children to try a healthy school lunch.

The new rules will mean schools can target pupils not eating school lunches or where uptake...

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LACA
15/12/2011 00:12

Wirral Council is urging parents to claim free school meals for eligible children, as schools say that many are still not claiming the meals they are entitled to.

In recent years the numbers of children receiving free school meals has been linked to school funding.

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LACA
12/12/2011 00:12

The School Food Trust has partnered with The Children's Food Trust to share its vision – to provide children with a balanced diet, cooking skills and food education they need to reach their full potential.

The Children's Food Trust will have its formal launch at a Children's...

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LACA
12/12/2011 00:12

The Department for Education has announced that half a million extra pupils are now to qualify for the Pupil Premium, one of the additional benefits provided to children registered for free school meals.

The support is to be extended to all children who have been registered for...

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LACA
12/12/2011 00:12

The Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) has received the ‘Good Chicken’ award from Compassion In World Farming for the use of chicken and chicken products that meet strict animal welfare criteria.

The accolade recognises HC3S’s commitment to ensuring the purchase...

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LACA
02/12/2011 12:12

LACA chair Lynda Mitchell has sent a letter to the Guardian supporting the views of children’s food campaigner and teacher Jackie Schneider.

The national newspaper recently published a letter from Schneider, a Food For Life Partnership adviser, urging all supporters of school meal...

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LACA
29/11/2011 00:11

Independent contract caterer Aspens Services has been awarded a new three-year foodservice deal by North Birmingham Academy, part of the expanding E-ACT group of Academies.

The foodservice deal starts in January 2012 and will enable Aspens to continue to work closely with the...

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LACA
29/11/2011 00:11

Public and private education caterers Alliance in Partnership (AiP) has secured a second contract at a Bedfordshire school.

The five year contract awarded by Samuel Whitbread Community College in Shefford has a value of £1.5 million to the privately owned catering company....

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LACA
28/11/2011 00:11

School meals provider Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has won a three year catering contract worth £4.5 million by Derby City Council.

Chartwells will deliver school catering services to 5,700 pupils across 32 primary and special schools in Derby city....

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LACA
25/11/2011 16:11

LACA chair Lynda Mitchell’s comments about concerns caterers have about the return to schools of unhealthy snacks are being reported on the BBC website.

She’s reported as saying that six years after the Jamie Oliver campaign and the introduction of strict nutritional guidelines, LACA...

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