Welcoming dining areas are as important to school meal success as delicious and nutritious food. Jeremy Boardman of the Children’s Food Trust offers tips for making your canteen a lunchtime magnet for pupils
In 2005, Jamie Oliver caught the nations attention with his documentary series Jamie’s School Dinners, emphasising the harsh reality of food in many schools throughout the UK. Ten years on, the conversation that won’t go away is once again causing controversy up and down schools throughout the country
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
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?