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LACA
20/12/2017 09:12
The School Food Plan Alliance has urged members to respond to the Department for Education (DfE) regarding consultation of FSM under Universal Credit. Co-chairs Jeanette Orrey and Stephanie Wood addressed stakeholders as follows-

Dear SFPA members
 
Having met with colleagues at The Children’s Society and later with DfE regarding the consultation on eligibility of FSM under Universal Credit, we’re urging all members to respond to DfE by 11 January 2018.

We’re mindful that with such a...

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LACA
20/12/2017 07:12
The Soil Association has awarded East Sussex County Council’s primary school menu its Food for Life Served Here Gold Standard.

The menu, planned and designed by catering partner Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, was given the highest standard after meeting a required set of criteria.

Cllr Bob Standley (above), the council’s lead member for education and inclusion, special educational needs and...

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18/12/2017 09:12
LACA North West Region National School Meals Week bulletin.
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18/12/2017 07:12
Caterlink, a UK provider of meals to schools, colleges and universities, has been awarded the Soil Association’s new Green Kitchen Standard, becoming the first school caterer to achieve the accreditation in the process.

It achieved the standard for its high sustainability and good environmental management at its schools in the north London borough of Islington.

Launched in May this year by the Soil Association in partnership with the Carbon Trust, the standard assesses kitchen’s energy use, water...

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Industry
15/12/2017 07:12
New approaches, added value and delivery models of the future will be among the main topics discussed at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Facilities, Catering and Cleaning Management Seminar 2018.

The two-day event held on 25 and 26 January at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Durham will include the outcome of the APSE State of the Market 2017 – Cleaning and Catering Services, report, a collection of case studies on how local authorities have maximised their services and explore operational and...

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Industry
15/12/2017 07:12
Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that it will broaden its focus from limiting sugar to a wider reduction in all calories in 2018.

The government agency’s chief executive officer Duncan Selbie confirmed the shift in an interview with Table Talk, a newsletter for the Food Matters Live event.

“There are many more options available to manufacturers and we can widen it to include fatty acids and continue to be concerned...

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LACA
14/12/2017 07:12
A new advertising campaign encouraging school children to eat more vegetables will be launched in the new year by The Food Foundation.

The food industry think tank plans for its #VegPower campaign, which will launch in January 2018 and feature on the BBC, to be projected on iconic buildings and promoted in schools.

The advert, designed by iFour Agency, was the winning entry of The Food Foundation’s ad competition....

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LACA
13/12/2017 15:12
Cardiff Council's Judith Gregory has been named in this year's top 20 list of the most influential public sector people in catering.

The PSMI list, created and published by Cost Sector Catering Magazine, celebrates the leading influencers, opinion-formers, movers and shakers in the sector.

The 2017 top 20 was...

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LACA
13/12/2017 11:12
The winner of a LACA-FCSI prize of a school catering makeover, Wavell School in Farnborough, Hampshire, has opened its doors in the new academic year to its revamped facilities.

The opening of Wavell School’s café and Year 7 dining hall marked the completion of a project that began a year ago as part of a joint initiative between LACA (Lead Association for Catering Excellence) and FCSI (Foodservice Consultants Society International).

The aim was to show how...

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Industry
LACA
12/12/2017 09:12
Britain’s largest food bank network The Trussell Trust has appointed Emma Revie its new chief executive ahead of what the charity predicted will be its busiest Christmas ever.

Revie (left) will start her role in February 2018, meaning current interim chief Mark Ward will oversee a December in which the Trust expects to help a record number of children.

Ward said: “For many, this Christmas will not be a time for celebration. Every year we see a spike in demand...

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