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LACA
30/04/2012 10:04

Fewer teenagers are having chips for their school lunch since legislation to improve school food came into full force, new research has found.

A national study by the School Food Trust - the first of its kind in secondary schools since compulsory nutritional standards came into full...

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LACA
30/04/2012 09:04

Derbyshire County Council’s catering department has teamed up with a village committee to fund and operate a new kitchen at Clifton Primary School.

The new kitchen was a joint project between the Clifton Smith Village Hall Committee and the county council catering department.

The...

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Industry
24/04/2012 11:04

Leading food quality assurance scheme Red Tractor is launching a UK-wide initiative to showcase how food makes its way from farms to the Olympics.

The initiative following recognition achieved by the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme when it was named an integral part of Food Vision for the...

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LACA
23/04/2012 11:04

LACA chair Lynda Mitchell has been busy responding to national media interest in school meal standards following outspoken comments on the subject by Jamie Oliver.

She was sought out by Observer newspaper political editor Toby Helm for reaction to Oliver’s attack on Education Secretary...

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LACA
20/04/2012 16:04

LACA (the Local Authority Caterers Association) has announced it shares the concerns raised in a report entitled ‘Fair and Square’ by the Children’s Society which has launched yesterday (Thursday 19th April).

The report examines the potential impact of the Government’s proposed reforms to...

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Industry
20/04/2012 09:04

New research carried out on more than 14,000 parents across the UK has shown that the vast majority would like the option to pay online for school items, though fewer than half of all schools allow them to.

The survey, carried out by home to school communications provider ParentMail found...

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Industry
19/04/2012 14:04

More than half of all school children living in poverty - 1.2 million - are missing out on free school meals, according to new research by The Children’s Society.

And 700,000 are not entitled to free school meals at all, according to the society’s Fair and Square Campaign, which wants to...

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LACA
18/04/2012 01:04

Pupils from James Brindley School in Birmingham have planted the first of their three fruit and vegetable gardens, courtesy of Sodexo, a leading provider of on-site service solutions.

As part of Rocket Gardens' Dig for the Future project, which encourages schools to get...

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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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Industry
17/04/2012 12:04

The medical profession has come together to launch a campaign on what it claims is the single greatest public health threat in the UK – rising levels of child and adult obesity.

Health professionals from surgeons and psychiatrists to paediatricians and GPs have joined forces under the...

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