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LACA
04/01/2012 00:01

Obesity rates among final year primary school children are on the rise, according to recent NHS Information Centre figures.

In 2010/11; 19.0% of Year 6 children measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) were obese, compared to 18.7% in 2009/10 and 17.5...

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LACA
04/01/2012 00:01

Children’s food campaigner and dinner lady Jeanette Orrey has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to food in schools.

The School Food Trust's chief executive, Judy Hargadon, commented on the achievement: “I have always admired Jeanette’s very...

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LACA
03/01/2012 00:01

The government has announced that under new powers, schools will be able to offer price promotions on meals to particular pupils to encourage more children to try a healthy school lunch.

The new rules will mean schools can target pupils not eating school lunches or where uptake...

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Industry
16/12/2011 11:12

The Craft Guild of Chefs (CGC) has announced another top industry brand has agreed to get behind its Cooking As A Family workshops, with Bernard Matthews Foodservice now the latest company to lend its support to the scheme.

The events, which were trialled earlier in the year, see Craft...

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LACA
15/12/2011 00:12

Wirral Council is urging parents to claim free school meals for eligible children, as schools say that many are still not claiming the meals they are entitled to.

In recent years the numbers of children receiving free school meals has been linked to school funding.

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LACA
12/12/2011 00:12

The Department for Education has announced that half a million extra pupils are now to qualify for the Pupil Premium, one of the additional benefits provided to children registered for free school meals.

The support is to be extended to all children who have been registered for...

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LACA
12/12/2011 00:12

The School Food Trust has partnered with The Children's Food Trust to share its vision – to provide children with a balanced diet, cooking skills and food education they need to reach their full potential.

The Children's Food Trust will have its formal launch at a Children's...

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LACA
12/12/2011 00:12

The Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) has received the ‘Good Chicken’ award from Compassion In World Farming for the use of chicken and chicken products that meet strict animal welfare criteria.

The accolade recognises HC3S’s commitment to ensuring the purchase...

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Industry
05/12/2011 00:12

Top chef Brian Turner is presenting the Gold and Silver Food for Life Partnership Awards to 19 schools from across the country on Wednesday (7 December) for their commitment to transforming school food culture.

The awarded schools are:

Gold
Chestnuts Primary School,...

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LACA
02/12/2011 12:12

LACA chair Lynda Mitchell has sent a letter to the Guardian supporting the views of children’s food campaigner and teacher Jackie Schneider.

The national newspaper recently published a letter from Schneider, a Food For Life Partnership adviser, urging all supporters of school meal...

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