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Prue Leith backs universal free school meals in interview

In an interview with the Sunday Times, healthy eating champion and star of TV’s Bake Off, Prue Leith, says she would like to see free school meals for all children alongside a ban on packed lunches. She told interviewer Sian Griffiths: “If the government was brave enough to say this is a free lunch, everyone has to sit down and have a healthy, two-course meal, and no one will be allowed to bring...Read more

University of Leeds removes one million pieces of single-use plastic

One million pieces of single-use plastic have been removed from the University of Leeds campus over the past 12 months. Last year the University of Leeds made a pledge to eliminate sing-use plastics by 2023. Dr Louise Ellis, director of sustainability at Leeds University, said: “It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we made the #2023plasticfree pledge. This is a fantastic achievement –...Read more

University of Birmingham to reduce single-use plastics

Students and staff at the University of Birmingham have launched a campaign to reduce the use of plastics on campus. The University of Birmingham campus serves more than 30,000 students and has 8,000 staff. The catering team are encouraging students and staff to use one of the 15,000 eco cups introduced into circulation. To mark the beginning of a new term 5,000 reusable water bottles, made from...Read more

LACA to promote allergen awareness at Public Sector Catering Expo

As part of it’s work on allergen awareness, LACA will be giving a practical demonstration on working with allergens at the inaugural Public Sector Catering Expo. School Chef of the Year 2019, Stephen Cross, will demonstrate a dish using all the appropriate techniques and methods whilst LACA and its partners talk about its new allergen programme being developed for caterers. Held at Telford...Read more

The NACC launches campaign to highlight Meals on Wheels Week

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has launched a social media campaign to highlight the importance of Meals on Wheels Week, which runs from 4-8 November. Through testimonies and facts the #morethanjustameal campaign will demonstrate the positive impact the Meals on Wheels service has on the elderly and vulnerable. The Meals on Wheels scheme enables the elderly and vulnerable to...Read more

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