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LACA
21/03/2012 00:03

McCain Foods has developed a series of Diamond Jubilee themed posters to help school caterers mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign and drive school meal uptake through special breaktime or lunch dishes and menus.

Jo Simmons, McCain Foods’ Senior Brand Manager, explained: “...

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LACA
20/03/2012 00:03

Junk food ads could be banned from prime time TV in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, according to The Scottish Government.

Michael Matheson has written to Westminster Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to ask whether he would support a move to introduce a ban across the UK.


It follows recent research from Newcastle University which found that children are still being exposed to the same levels of advertising for such foods, despite Ofcom banning these commercials during programmes aimed at youngsters.

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LACA
19/03/2012 00:03

School meals provider Chartwells has teamed up with international charity Mary’s Meals to launch a new ethical initiative.

Providing over 600,000 meals every year to children across the globe, Mary's Meals sets up school feeding projects in some of the world's poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

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Industry
16/03/2012 11:03

A form of mechanically recovered meat dubbed ‘pink slime’ that has routinely been used for school meals in the US, may be off the menu following a decision by the country’s Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Officially called Lean Finely Textured Beef, it is formed by reclaiming the small...

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Industry
15/03/2012 14:03

Busy Bees, the UK’s largest childcare provider, has been awarded the bronze Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association for serving fresh and healthy meals in 129 nurseries across England and Wales.

The ‘bronze’ guarantees that all 14,000 meals served to children at Busy Bees...

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Industry
14/03/2012 16:03

Judges have whittled down the record number of nominees to the final three in each category of the Cost Sector Catering Awards.

Each of the three - whether individual, team or company - will now go forward to the awards night on April 12th at the Hilton London Metropole.

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Industry
14/03/2012 16:03

A leading heart specialist has said that children are on the front line in Britain's war of the waistlines and he believes Government efforts to promote healthier eating will never work so long as the industry self-regulates

Dr Aseem Malhotra, a cardiology specialist registrar at...

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Industry
14/03/2012 14:03

Apprenticeship Training Limited (ATL) has issued an invitation to tender for catering services, including meals, vending and hospitality, at the Eastpoint Training Centre, Southampton.

ATL is seeking a suitably experienced caterer to operate a professional catering service to students and...

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LACA
13/03/2012 16:03

LACA (Local Authority Caterers Association) greatly welcomes the action taken by Zac Goldsmith MP who has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons today (13th March 2012) to call on the Government to make all food in Academy schools comply with school food standards.  By doing so...

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LACA
13/03/2012 12:03

The battle to persuade the Government to review its decision to exempt academies and free schools from complying with national food standards has today entered the parliamentary arena.

LACA is supporting the action of MP Zac Goldsmith in tabling an Early Day Motion in the House of...

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