Tag Archives: John Vincent

Free school meals: one year on

THERE WAS better news for free school meals this week, with new research suggesting 95% of parents who have taken up the offer for their kids recognising the benefits.                   Most parents highlighted the variety of food their child eats and the fact they enjoy a proper…
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Under 8’s to receive free school meals in the UK

PLANS TO give all primary school children free school meals in the UK have been announced as part of a coalition deal between the Tories and Lib Dems, Nick Clegg has announced.   The £600 million scheme will see an additional 1.5 million children aged between five and seven entitled to a free school lunch;…
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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?                           When Simon Barber took over Carshalton Boys Sports College 10 years ago, only 4%…
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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 a ‘real’ school food menu by dinner ladies, using a genuine school meal servery trolley.…
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Subway targets schools

SUBWAY IS REPORTEDLY in talks with a head teacher to open a branch at a school in Manchester.   According to the Manchester Evening News the food chain is in talks with Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury over the possibility of opening a concession at its sixth form college.   Headteacher Andy Shakos told the…
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