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02/04/2019 08:04
School Food Matters has called for help with responses to Ofsted’s consultation on its new framework before it closes on Friday.

It said: “The words “healthy eating” have been removed from the framework and we can find no reference to ‘school food’, ‘food education’ or the government’s proposed Healthy Schools Rating Scheme.

“This matters, as with children in school for 190 days we have a unique opportunity to...

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LACA
29/03/2019 10:03
Schools have been told to cut costs by limiting lunch portions by the under secretary of state for the school system, Lord Agnew’s, cost-cutting consultants.

Reports seen by Schools Week revealed that the ‘school resource management advisers (SMA) showed that the proposal for cutting portion size was made after an adviser reviewed the trust’s catering with the chain’s business manager and found that ‘there was a large amount of waste’.

But the...

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LACA
29/03/2019 06:03
School food caterer, Local Food Links, has increased its output by almost 50% with help from Dorset Growth Hub.

The countywide business support agency has helped the not-for-profit caterer to meet rising demand among primary schools for more choice in meal catering.

Local Food Links chief executive Caroline Morgan described the support package from Dorset Growth Hub as ‘pivotal’, adding: “They...

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Industry
28/03/2019 08:03
Havering Council’s Veggie Run campaign has been recognized as the ‘Veg Champion’ of London at the Urban Food Awards.

The award ‘highlights’ the borough's effort to encourage more children in the capital to eat increased amounts of vegetables.

Cllr Robert Benham, children's services, learning and education, said:  "The continued recognition for Veggie Run is a great achievement for Havering Council. To...

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26/03/2019 06:03
The Young Chef of the Year Award, developed by The Food Teacher, has launched in Ireland.

Started in 2017 through the Healthier Fleetwood initiative, it aims improve long-term health by educating children and their families about food and nutrition.

GP Dr Mark Spencer, who supported the initiative when it first launched, said:  “Cooking is great fun and brings families and...

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LACA
22/03/2019 08:03
LACA’s School Chef of the Year winner, Steven Cross, was invited to spend the day working alongside Michelin star chef Alyn Williams.

Williams had invited Cross to join him in his signature restaurant, Alyn Williams at the Westbury in the Westbury Hotel Mayfair as part of this year’s LACA Host a School Chef, sponsored by Alaska Seafood, programme.

The programme offers school chefs across England and Wales the...

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LACA
22/03/2019 06:03
The Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) has revealed the first of its plans for National School Meals Week 2019, 11 – 15 November 2019.

Celebrating its Silver Jubilee last year, for 25 years LACA has worked to promote school food and the work continues as it ‘showcases’ the benefits, values and nutritional value of a ‘modern day’ school lunch.

Neil Porter, LACA Chair of Events said: “I can’t believe NSMW has now been...

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Industry
21/03/2019 06:03
Rice brand Tilda Foodservice has launched a recipe book created with the help of popular school chefs and caterers, including LACA School Chef of the Year 2018 Michael Goulston, and in partnership with school-feeding charity Mary’s Meals.

It forms part of the company’s ‘Tilda Together’ campaign and will help Mary’s Meals feed impoverished school children in 17 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean.

Head of foodservice at Tilda UK, Annette Coggins, said: It’s never...

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LACA
21/03/2019 06:03
Over 30 organisations, led by school food charity School Food Matters, are calling on Department for Education (DfE) to act on its ‘promise’ to prioritise children’s health and well-being by taking a look at how schools can support children to keep themselves healthy.

With  two weeks to go before Ofsted closes its consultation on the new inspection framework the report’s authors and supporters are urging schools, parents, governors and food charities to use the consultation to push Government to deliver on its ‘promise’ of a Healthy Schools Rating Scheme....

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