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LACA
16/01/2012 00:01

Nurseries, childminders and other providers of early years services now have extra support on providing healthy meals for young children and to help reduce obesity in under-fives, thanks to new national, voluntary guidelines launched today.

For the first time, childcare...

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LACA
16/01/2012 00:01

Cooks working in schools, care homes, hospitals and prisons are being invited to attend the Square Food Foundation’s one-off workshop next month in support of the Real Bread Campaign’s Lessons in Loaf and On the Menu schemes.

Officially endorsed by Bristol City Council, the...

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LACA
12/01/2012 00:01

LACA partner Pritchitts has given away an iPad2 to pupils from Harper Green School in Bolton as part of its Viva Daily Win promotion.

Every school day between June and December secondary students across the UK won an iPod shuffle and schools won £100 worth of sporting equipment...

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Industry
10/01/2012 16:01

LACA administrator Vic Laws has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List ‘for services to the UK hospitality sector’.

LACA chair Lynda Mitchell describes the award as “very well deserved”.

Vic, who has helped train prisoners and publicise the work of the ground-breaking...

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Industry
05/01/2012 00:01

Sir Michael Marmot and Dame Clare Tickell are to head a line-up of speakers on why better food for children is at the heart of improving public health, at a new conference to be held in March.

The chairs of 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives' and 'The Early Years: Foundations for...

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LACA
04/01/2012 00:01

Obesity rates among final year primary school children are on the rise, according to recent NHS Information Centre figures.

In 2010/11; 19.0% of Year 6 children measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) were obese, compared to 18.7% in 2009/10 and 17.5...

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LACA
04/01/2012 00:01

Children’s food campaigner and dinner lady Jeanette Orrey has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to food in schools.

The School Food Trust's chief executive, Judy Hargadon, commented on the achievement: “I have always admired Jeanette’s very...

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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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Industry
16/12/2011 11:12

The Craft Guild of Chefs (CGC) has announced another top industry brand has agreed to get behind its Cooking As A Family workshops, with Bernard Matthews Foodservice now the latest company to lend its support to the scheme.

The events, which were trialled earlier in the year, see Craft...

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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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