Dr Patricia Mucavele of the Children’s Food Trust shares the expert support and advice available to schools implementing the new school food standards which come into force in January

Simon Frost of the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association explores the steps that schools should take to ensure that dining areas help catering teams deliver a great service to pupils

The Food for Life Partnership aims to help children understand the link between growing and cooking, and in doing so, to revolutionise school meals. Jo Wild reports

The new school food standards, which will be mandatory from January 2015, are designed to make it easier for school cooks to create imaginative, flexible and nutritious menus. Education Business reports on the new standards and how the changes have been received by the industry

The kitchen is one of a school’s biggest consumers of power and water, so it’s vital to get purchasing decisions right. There are significant changes in legislation coming up, which will have a direct impact on buying choices. Nick Oryino of the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association gives an update 

With the creation of the School Food Plan and the announcement of Universal Infant Free School Meals, now is the time to make  positive and long-lasting change to school food, writes school food advisor Jayne Greatorex from the Children’s Food Trust

The Children’s Food Trust shares advice on how primary schools can overcome obstacles to implementing the new rules on free meals in the Children and Families Bill in September

Anne Bull of the Local Authority Caterers Association (LACA) describes how new government guidelines can help school caterers deliver meals of a high nutritional standard

All meals served in schools must meet strict nutritional standards, and lunchboxes
should be no exception, says nutritionist Sarah West

Anne Bull, national chair of LACA, believes schools face a serious health crisis caused by bad diet with almost 20 per cent of children classed as obese by the time they leave primary school

The Prime Minister and the government welcomes National School Meals Week, which takes place in November

There is an income collection revolution under way, as an increasing number of schools are taking significant steps towards becoming ‘fully cashless’. But what does it mean to be ‘fully cashless’? 
And what should be considered before investing in a cashless payment system?

Hands up if you think there are pupils at your school who should be registered for free school meals, but aren’t? Jo Walker shares advice on how to get more pupils claiming their free school meal if they qualify?

Geoff Jones, director at ParentMail, discusses the advantages schools can gain from switching to an electronic payment collection system.

Clio Turton, communications manager at The Soil Association, celebrates the award winning Food for Life Partnership and describes the Soil Association’s work toward improving food culture in educational settings

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