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24/09/2012 10:09

Segregation in the school hall at lunchtime and the stigmatisation of receiving free school meals (FSMs) from the state are key factors for parents who are opting for sending children to school with packed lunches instead, according to a new study from the Institute for Social and Economic...

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LACA
18/09/2012 12:09

Anne Bull, the former national vice chair of LACA Ltd, the largest network of public and private school meal providers in Britain, has been elected as the new chairman of the organisation. She officially took over on September 17th.

A LACA member since 1995, she became LACA Welsh Region...

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Industry
18/09/2012 12:09

School chef Lesley Christon from North Yorkshire says that ‘going back to basics’ is helping to make sure children keep coming back for more in her dining room.

The chef unit manager at Thirsk Community Primary School believes learning new skills such as making fresh bread and pasta have...

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LACA
12/09/2012 15:09

East Lothian Council has responded to a flurry of queries from school caterers about the cost of ingredients for its meals, which were quoted as £3.30 in Channel 4’s Dispatches programme aired on September 10th.

Council communications officer Pauline Bristow has said the £3.30 figure...

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LACA
11/09/2012 14:09

The Channel 4 Dispatches programme entitled ‘The School Dinner Scandal’ was broadcast on Monday 10 September. In summary, the first half of the programme explored the problem of unscrupulous fast food takeaway outlets opening within the vicinity of schools and how these were tempting students...

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Industry
10/09/2012 12:09

Taylor Shaw, school meals contractor for Sheffield schools, has added a pork sausage to its menus for the city’s pupils after securing a deal to buy locally reared pork from Whirlow Hall Farm based in Whirlow, Sheffield.

The supply deal was been arranged in partnership with Underwood Meat...

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LACA
06/09/2012 10:09

Channel 4 will be broadcasting a Dispatches programme on Monday September 10th entitled ‘The School Dinner Scandal’. It is expected to focus on the issue of nutritional standards being eroded by inconsistencies in how they are applied, such as the fact that academies and free schools in England...

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LACA
05/09/2012 09:09

LACA, the voice of the school food industry, shares the concerns raised in the Save the Children Report entitled ‘Child Poverty in 2012’ published today.

The study highlights that an estimated 3.5 million children are living in poverty in the UK and outlines the experiences of low income...

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Industry
03/09/2012 14:09

A new scientific report on carbon emissions claims to have overturned the commonly held belief that frozen food is more energy intensive than chilled.

Assessing a range of carbon emissions - from post-harvest or slaughter to consumption by the consumer – researchers found that a frozen...

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LACA
03/09/2012 08:09

The Children’s Food Trust (CFT) has launched a new campaign to encourage children and young people to eat more fruit and vegetables.

The campaign, which is being jointly undertaken with children’s food writer and broadcaster, Fiona Faulkner, aims to persuade children to ‘take two’ of...

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