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LACA
26/06/2013 17:06

Prime Minister David Cameron took the opportunity today to emphasise why he believes tasty, nutritious school meals are important to young people in the UK.

At Prime Minister's Questions (PMQ), Stephen Mosley, MP for Chester, asked him: "School dinners are vital to ensuring that children...

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LACA
26/06/2013 11:06

New government figures on free school meals show more work is needed to make sure families who qualify are both registering and taking them up.

That’s the view of LACA chair Anne Bull who said: “LACA firmly believes that it is vitally important that those who are entitled to free school...

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LACA
26/06/2013 10:06

The winner of LACA’s 2012 School Chef of the Year competition, Alison Gann, who works with contractor Chartwells, has been signed up as one of three judges for a new CBBC TV series 'Disaster Chefs'.

Presented by Stefan Gates, the premise of the children’s show is a mission to teach...

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LACA
25/06/2013 12:06

24th June 2013

Food innovation company, Green Gourmet, is celebrating after its Managing Director Julie Moore was received into the exclusive Women 1st ‘Top 100 Club’.

The Top 100 Club is a network of the most influential women in the...

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LACA
25/06/2013 09:06

 PRESS RELEASE

June 2013

TASTY RECIPES MADE EVEN EASIER

Preparing delicious dishes has been made even easier thanks to the new ‘Tasty Recipes’ book from the creators of the Made Easy range at Aimia Foods.

The collection, containing 28...

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Industry
19/06/2013 11:06

A new national online training hub for school cooks, head teachers, school business managers and others working to provide healthy food for children has gone live.

The Children’s Food Trust’s Learning Network aims to be a hub for information and learning about healthy children’s food, and has launched its first e-learning training courses this week. Subjects covered include increasing free school meal take-up, practical low cost improvements to the dining space, and ways to get pupils and parents involved in school food.

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Industry
19/06/2013 10:06

When Innovate launched in 2007, it was driven by an aim of modernising the school catering experience for secondary schools, academies and colleges across the UK.

Derick Martin, CEO of Innovate explained:  “When we launched Innovate Services five years ago, it was clear to me that school meals had lost its way over the years. It was stuck in a time warp and wasn’t addressing the current needs or wants of the ‘customer’- students. 

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Industry
14/06/2013 09:06

Tom Howarth from Broadstone Middle School, in Dorset, has been crowned ‘School Sandwich Designer of the Year’.

Organised by The Laughing Cow, the competition was designed to highlight the importance of healthy eating and encourage students to interact with food. Pupils were challenged to get creative with Laughing Cow cheese and develop recipes for tasty, healthy sandwiches.

Howarth’s winning product was a Laughing Cow cheese, ham and tomato wrap.

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Industry
13/06/2013 09:06

The number of children admitted to hospital for problems related to obesity in England and Wales quadrupled between 2000 and 2009, a study has found.

Nearly three quarters of these admissions were to deal with problems complicated by obesity such as asthma, breathing difficulties during...

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LACA
11/06/2013 11:06

Anne Bull, the chair of LACA, the professional association for school food, has responded to the news that thousands of children may lose out on their free school meal as a result of planned changes to the welfare benefits system.

The warning has come from The Children's Society, which...

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