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LACA
08/07/2013 11:07

Leading school meals provider Chartwells has secured a four-year contract extension with East Sussex County Council worth a massive £28.4 million.

Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, will continue to deliver a range of food services to East Sussex County Council schools across 172 primary, secondary, academy and special schools.  

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LACA
03/07/2013 10:07

LACA chair Anne Bull, the head of school catering and facilities services with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, was awarded a Catey last night as the winner of the Public Sector Caterer Award.

It was given in recognition of her twin achievements in leading 1,700 staff producing...

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LACA
02/07/2013 13:07

LACA serves school lunch to MP's and Peers in the House of Commons

Approximately 60 Members of the House of Commons plus a number of Peers recently sampled the quality of food currently served in school restaurants across England and Wales and the Members were both...

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Industry
02/07/2013 10:07

As National Childhood Obesity Week gets underway this week (July 1-7), Mark Rigby of the Craft Guild of Chefs and co-ordinator of the association’s Family Food Appreciation workshops run in conjunction with LACA, offers his views on the obesity challenge and how this initiative can help...

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LACA
01/07/2013 12:07

One in five parents in the UK is struggling to feed their children, according to new research that shows more than 20% of parents have skipped meals, gone without food to feed their children or relied on family members or friends for food in the last 12 months.

The research, carried out...

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Industry
01/07/2013 11:07

National Childhood Obesity Week starting today (July 1st) aims to raise awareness of the dangers of being above a healthy weight during childhood.

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the height and weight of around one million school children in England every year...

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LACA
30/06/2013 08:06

LACA has no evidence to suggest that the school catering industry is knowingly sourcing or has accepted such meat for use in the preparation of school meals.

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Industry
28/06/2013 12:06

TV Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley will be putting Stork to the test at this year’s LACA Conference, taking place from 10-12 July at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

Wheatley - who won the popular BBC baking programme in 2011 - will be cooking up a range of cakes and pastries suitable for the...

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Industry
28/06/2013 11:06

Over half a million more children will be forced into poverty by 2015 because of Government fiscal policies and tax and benefit changes, according to a report published today by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England.

It concludes that the least fair aspect of welfare...

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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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