National School Meals Week takes takes place this week and will see a host of events celebrating all that is great about a healthy school meal. Here’s what is happening

Following the collapse of Carillion, Oxfordshire County Council brought the catering service for its 54 primary schools in-house and gave it a major rebrand. Gail Witchell explains the processs

LACA is working to ensure that the school food industry is playing its part in tackling childhood obesity. Michael Hales, LACA chair, explains how

A whole-school approach to healthy eating means improving healthy choices across all aspects of school life, such as breakfast clubs, tuck shops and lunchtime, writes the BNF's Alex White

How can schools maximise the full potential of their kitchens to deliver healthy, nutritious meals? Catering equipment trade association, ceda, gets some industry views

Cashless systems are slowly becoming the norm in schools, making it easier for payments to be processed and saving administration time. Education Business explores this trend

Jo Nicholas from the Children's Food Trust shares advice on implemented a packed lunch policy in schools

Sally Shadrack, Chair of LACA, explains why the majority of pack lunches do not have the same health benefits for pupils as a school-cooked lunch

A number of reports have indicated that schools can cut down on their energy use and save money by changing what catering equipment they use and how they use them

More than 1.3 million Britons are now on a gluten‑free diet, yet parents continue to report problems with getting trusted gluten-free food for their children when at school

How do we keep up the momentum of healthy school food? Linda Cregan, chief executive of the Children’s Food Trust, investigates

Since July 2015, new recommendations for sugar and fibre intake have been in place for adults and children. The Children’s Food Trust suggests ways for schools to limit sugars and increase fibre in food

National School Meals Week took place from 31 October to 4 November and saw school caterers serve at high-profile venues such as the Palace of Westminster.

CESA’s Keith Warren shares some of the latest space-saving equipment to help small school kitchens to still deliver a quality food service.

More schools than ever took part in British Food Fortnight during 17 September to 2 October, with competitions such as Cake for the Queen allowing pupils to get creative with local food.



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