• Foodservice Footprint School-food-shutterstock_76861765-copy Is there an appetite for free school meals? Out of Home News Analysis  UIFSM Soil Association Sally Shadrack news-email NAHT LACA Kemp Jeanette Orrery James Bowden DEFRA Bee Wilson

    Is there an appetite for free school meals?

    Theresa May dropped plans to cut universal free lunches from the Queen’s Speech – but that doesn’t mean an expensive and unproven policy is safe. By David Burrows. On June 16th, Jamie Oliver suggested the prime minister would be committing… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint School-food-shutterstock_76861765-copy Schools fear meals axe will hit health Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  UIFSM Soil Association news-email LACA Jamie Oliver Food for Life

    Schools fear meals axe will hit health

    Over 90% of schools believe that pupil health and nutrition would be impacted by the potential withdrawal of free school meals for all infants, according to new research. The survey by the Soil Association’s Food For Life programme found that… Read More

  • David Laws calls on schools and caterers to focus on food quality as a challenge for 2015

    EXPERTS IN food and nutrition joined Minister of State for Education, David Laws MP, as the Minister shared his thoughts on the importance of placing quality at the heart of successful school meals.              … Read More

  • New set of standards for food served in schools announced

    EDUCATION SECRETARY Michael Gove has announced new regulations for school food will be introduced from January 2015.                     The new set of standards include at least one portion of vegetables a… Read More

  • Foodservice industry is greener according to respondents of the Gram Green Paper

    After a two-year wait, The Stage, quite literally was set at Hotelympia on Tuesday 29th May for the launch of the fourth Green Paper, commissioned by energy efficient refrigeration supplier, Gram.                  … Read More

  • A head for fajitas

    HEADTEACHERS AND their relationship with catering staff are central to the success of the new school food plan. But will it help increase ‘stubbornly low’ levels of take-up?                        … Read More

  • LACA serve up school meal for MP’s

    MP’S GOT THE opportunity to see how much school dinners had improved since their time at school when the Local Authorities Caterers Association (LACA) served up lunch in the Houses on Parliament.   Sixty MP’s and several peers were served… Read More

  • Kids reveal all on school meals

    A FIFTH OF school children think their dinners are not up to scratch. A similar number also say the meals could be healthier and want to see more fruit and salad on menus.   However, more than 40% are very… Read More

  • A rotten year for public-sector food

    HORSE MEAT in school meals, pork in prisoners’ halal pies and a damning verdict on hospital catering have meant a troubled start to 2013 for catering companies.                          … Read More

  • Government urges caterers to cut salt

    THE GOVERNMENT says that more companies in the catering and take-away sectors must commit to cutting salt from their meals.   Launching a new drive to cut salt consumption by 25%, public health minister Anna Soubry said the voluntary approach… Read More