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18/09/2012 12:09

Anne Bull, the former national vice chair of LACA Ltd, the largest network of public and private school meal providers in Britain, has been elected as the new chairman of the organisation. She officially took over on September 17th.

A LACA member since 1995, she became LACA Welsh Region...

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LACA
12/09/2012 15:09

East Lothian Council has responded to a flurry of queries from school caterers about the cost of ingredients for its meals, which were quoted as £3.30 in Channel 4’s Dispatches programme aired on September 10th.

Council communications officer Pauline Bristow has said the £3.30 figure...

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LACA
11/09/2012 14:09

The Channel 4 Dispatches programme entitled ‘The School Dinner Scandal’ was broadcast on Monday 10 September. In summary, the first half of the programme explored the problem of unscrupulous fast food takeaway outlets opening within the vicinity of schools and how these were tempting students...

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LACA
06/09/2012 10:09

Channel 4 will be broadcasting a Dispatches programme on Monday September 10th entitled ‘The School Dinner Scandal’. It is expected to focus on the issue of nutritional standards being eroded by inconsistencies in how they are applied, such as the fact that academies and free schools in England...

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LACA
05/09/2012 09:09

LACA, the voice of the school food industry, shares the concerns raised in the Save the Children Report entitled ‘Child Poverty in 2012’ published today.

The study highlights that an estimated 3.5 million children are living in poverty in the UK and outlines the experiences of low income...

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LACA
03/09/2012 08:09

The Children’s Food Trust (CFT) has launched a new campaign to encourage children and young people to eat more fruit and vegetables.

The campaign, which is being jointly undertaken with children’s food writer and broadcaster, Fiona Faulkner, aims to persuade children to ‘take two’ of...

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LACA
27/07/2012 15:07

Commenting on findings that universal free school meals can have a significant positive impact on attainment for primary school pupils, LACA National Chair Lynda Mitchell said :
 
"The research findings from the National Centre for Social Research, the Institute of Fiscal Studies and...

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LACA
24/07/2012 09:07

A group of local authority catering managers have successfully completed the Institute of Hospitality’s Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management as delivered by Kendal College in the Lake District.

The qualification has been funded by the Local Authority Caterers’ Association...

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LACA
24/07/2012 01:07

A new biometric cashless system is being installed into Henley in Arden School, Warwickshire, as part of a three year renewed contract with education catering contractors Alliance in Partnership (AiP).

The contract, worth £350,000, has recently upgraded the Cunningham’s cashless...

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LACA
23/07/2012 01:07

More children in Manchester schools are taking a school meal than ever before, according to a survey published by the School Food Trust.

Manchester Fayre’s take-up figure for primary schools was 66.6%, more than 20% higher than the national average - while the result for secondary...

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