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LACA Energy Drinks report
05/12/2018 06:12
The House of Commons select committee on science and technology has recommended in a report published yesterday (December 4) a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children.

LACA, the school meals organisation, has immediately announced its support for the decision.

In a statement, it said: “LACA fully supports the Government’s proposal, as part of the second chapter of the Childhood Obesity plan, to end the sale of energy drinks to children, as shown in our...

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29/11/2018 16:11
Michelle Creed from Romford was announced as the London regional final winner today (November 29) in the School Chef of the Year competition sponsored by McDougalls.

Employed by Havering Education Services, she is based at Broadford Primary School, Romford.

Her two winning dishes were a zesty Mexican chicken flatbread with sweet potati and mexican slaw, followed by a caramelised pineapple sponge with vanilla cream. 

The six London contestants...

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29/11/2018 10:11
As part of National School Meals Week (NSMW), a cake fit for a (future) king was created.

To celebrate HRH Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday on November 14, former LACA chair and award-winning cake maker, Carrieanne Bishop, was commissioned to come up with ‘a masterpiece that would do justice to an occasion of such public awareness’.

Made with a number of different...

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29/11/2018 09:11
The winner of the South East School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls has been announced.

The overall winner was Josefine Austin from Hindhead, Surrey and employed by Surrey Commercial Services.

Based at Beacon Hill Primary School, her winning dishes were: Swedish meatballs – beef meatballs served with mashed potatoes, carrot and courgette ribbons with a creamy sauce.

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28/11/2018 11:11
The School Chef of the Year 2019 sponsored by McDougalls East of England regional final winner has been revealed as Katherine Bridge of HCL.

Based at Breachwood Green JMI School in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, she won with a Korean flapjack pork served with steamed bao bun, sweet potato noodles and kimchi rainbow vegetable salad.

Her dessert was Jaffa mousse brownie with a piped lace biscuit and a chocolate brownie base with a...

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22/11/2018 12:11
More details for the School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) regional finals have been announced.

Sponsored by McDougalls, the regional finals will take place between November and January with the national final in March.

In addition to the dates and locations of the finals, the contestants’ organisation, name, school and menu for each region has been revealed.

To view the...

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LACA
21/11/2018 09:11
LACA has responded to the government's energy drinks consultation, which has been asking for views on banning energy drink sales to children.

As part of the government's plan to reduce childhood obesity and other health problems in children, it has been asking organisations and businesses its opinions on the subject.

In its response, LACA has said that the age limit for energy drinks should be 18 and that the prohibition should...

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20/11/2018 10:11
Today (20 November) LACA will visit the House of Commons at part of National School Meals Week (NSMW).

It will engage with MPs and Peers as they sample the very best of school meals from a specially designed 25th anniversary menu in the aptly named Jubilee Room.

The lunch will enforce the message of the importance of a hot, nourishing meal in the middle of the day to ‘power’...

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LACA autumn business seminar delegates
20/11/2018 09:11
School meals organisation LACA will be focusing on two issues over the coming year – universal infact free school meals and fast food restaurants near schools, reports David Foad.

Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) chair Michael Hales told members that the organisation will be concentrating its fire power on campaigning to expand the scope of universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) and on tackling the growing number of fast food restaurants springing up...

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20/11/2018 06:11
To mark the 25th anniversary of National School Meals Week (NSMW) last week (12-16 November), Havering Council gave 13 of its longest serving dinner supervisors a chance to relax and let someone serve them instead.

With nearly 400 years of cooking experience and 23.3million meals between them, they were treated to afternoon tea on behalf of the borough to say thank-you.

Andrew Blake-Herbert, chief executive of Havering Council, said: “We have some amazing dinner supervisors who have shown pure...

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