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13/08/2013 10:08

Every school in London is to have a vegetable garden, Mayor Boris Johnson is to announce this week, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

The news comes as a poll reveals that one in three children in the capital is too hungry to concentrate in class.

The push to give every...

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Industry
13/08/2013 09:08

Catering Design Group (CDG), a UK leading restaurant and commercial catering design company, has secured over £1.5 million pounds of new contract wins within the education sector.

Rugby School is a leading co-educational boarding school in Warwickshire and one of the oldest independent schools in Britain. The school recently acquired the adjacent Bishop Wulstan School, which will now undergo a complete refurbishment to improve facilities for sixth form students.

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Industry
26/07/2013 16:07

Young cook Olivia Weir, a student at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College, Aldridge, Walsall, has won the Young Chef of the Year competition, organised by education catering specialist Aspens Services.

Hosted by Grace Academy Coventry in its food technology department, the event saw 18 students from St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College, Grace Academy Coventry and North Birmingham Academy cook up a storm.

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Industry
25/07/2013 14:07

Education catering company Aspens Services recently organised an African cooking workshop for over pupils at the Selly Park Technology College in Birmingham.

Pupils from local primary schools recently tucked into West African joll of rice and lamb couscous – as well as learning how to cook the dishes.

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Industry
24/07/2013 09:07

The Manchester Health Academy in Wythenshawe has become the first in the UK to receive the Children’s Food Trust Award - given to schools and childcare providers who can show how they are championing healthy eating and nutrition for children.

The national accreditation scheme, launched by the charity in March and highlighted in the government’s national School Food Plan earlier this month, is designed to help schools and early years settings show parents their commitment to helping children eat well.

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LACA
18/07/2013 10:07

LACA has released a detailed set of briefing notes explaining the main points of the new School Food Plan (SFP) and offering some comment and analysis.
The school meals organisation says it is pleased the SFP process has focused attention on the vital role of school food in child...

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LACA
12/07/2013 12:07

Responding to the School Food Plan published today by Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, LACA’s National Chair Anne Bull said:

“LACA is pleased that the School Food Plan process has focused attention on the vital role of school food in child development and improving educational attainment...

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LACA
12/07/2013 10:07

The Government's School Food Plan unveiled today wants all schools, including academies and free schools, to comply with a new set of simplified school meal standards.
 
The move represents something of a turnaround at the Department for Education where Education Secretary Michael Gove had initially resisted the idea of forcing academies to comply, arguing that most were already supporting the existing standards.
 

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Industry
10/07/2013 11:07

Premier Foods is launching the biggest ever foodservice give-away for Ambrosia at this year’s LACA – The Main Event (10-11 July).

For a chance to win, participants who purchase Ambrosia’s custard or rice pots just need to visit the Premier Foods website.

There will be hundreds of daily prizes available, as well as a main prize of £8,000 worth of professional catering equipment, in addition to eight weekend boutique hotel retreats in Devon.

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Industry
09/07/2013 17:07

Contract Caterer, Elior UK, has signed a renewal with Charterhouse, one of the leading independent schools in the world, securing its supply of catering and hospitality services to the school for a further five years.

With over 800 pupils aged between 13 and 18 years old, Elior serves up around 18,000 meals a week – three meals a day served across 12 dining rooms from three kitchens with a team of 15 chefs and a total of 60 catering staff on site.

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