Local Authority Caterers Association, Department of Health Food in Schools Programme Seminar

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 August 2004

Citation

Blades, M. (2004), "Local Authority Caterers Association, Department of Health Food in Schools Programme Seminar", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 34 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2004.01734dac.003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Local Authority Caterers Association, Department of Health Food in Schools Programme Seminar

Conference reports

Local Authority Caterers Association, Department of Health Food in Schools Programme Seminar

26 February 2004, Birmingham

The Local Authority Caterers Association held a one-day seminar to give anyone involved in education catering a greater insight into the Food in Schools Programme, part of the Department of Health’s Food and Health Action plan.

The day included the following:

  • An overview of the Food in Schools Programme and the Food and Health Action Plan – Rachel Thom, Department of Health. This gave an update on the programme and the success achieved by it.

  • Breakfast clubs – pilot study outcomes – Tony Apicella, National Programme Director, OSHL. A presentation on the importance of breakfast clubs and benefits to children as regards both nutrition and behaviour were detailed.

  • The dining room environment – pilotstudy outcomes – Julie Cavanagh, Project Manager and Lucy Harris, Programme Evaluator, North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership. Information was provided on the effects of décor and suggestions on how schools can improve the environment.

  • Healthier vending machines, plus an insight into the future thinking on school catering – Joe Harvey, Health Education Trust. In this presentation, emphasis was put on how those interested in catering for children should be proactive in enabling projects and strategies to occur.

  • Workshop on Food and Health Action Plan – Your opportunity to have input into the Department of Health project which could change the way schools view food and responsibility for healthier lifestyles.