'Powered by School Meals’ road show planned

As part of National School Meals Week (NSMW), which takes place 12-16 November, LACA will be hosting activities across the country, reinforcing the five important messages about school food; education, concentration, attainment, energy and nutrition.

The 'Powered by School Meals' road show will host events such as a visit from a ‘Scientist’ character demonstrating and educating on fun food facts, a buzz wire where the children concentrate on getting to the end of the puzzle trying not to ‘BUZZ’ the buzzer, and a magnetic puzzle where the children select magnetic pieces from a box and make the design up into a picture.

To reinforce the message about energy, children will be encouraged to take part in some simple exercise, similar to circuit training, and to highlight the nutrition message, NSMW sponsors Kraft Heinz will speak on choosing the right food to help fuel the school day.

The route is planned out (see http://thegreatschoollunch.co.uk/) and officially launches in the LACA Wales region on Friday 9th November when the NSMW roadshow rolls into Denbighshire. Monday 12th November sees LACA North East region hosting the first stage of the journey through England, starting the proceedings in Middlesbrough and then throughout the rest of the week, zig-zagging down the country to the penultimate leg in the LACA South West region on Thursday 15th November.

The Powered by School Meals roadshow will conclude with a final stop at the LACA Autumn Seminar in the West Midlands region at the Stratford Manor Hotel on Friday 12th when the LACA members will be able to test themselves on the activities for the five key messages and celebrate all that is great about school meals for the NSMW Silver Jubilee.

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