News Archive

Parents Recognise Benefits of Free Infant School Meals

One year on from the launch of free school meals for all infants in England, 95% of parents of the children taking up the offer are recognising the benefits for their child.

13 Sep 2015

Food Flagships Newsletter – September 2015

The first Food Flagship quarterly newsletter was published in September 2015, to showcase the brilliant work achieved by both Flagship boroughs to deliver lasting improvements in their local food environments and make healthy eating the norm!

1 Sep 2015

Professional Standards for the School Food Workforce Launched at LACA Main Event

National chair of LACA, Carrieanne Bishop, launched the Professional Standards for the School Food Workforce in front of 350 delegates drawn from across the school meals industry on 9th July 2015, at the LACA Main Event conference and exhibition....

9 Jul 2015

School Food Plan Publishes New Guidance to support creating a culture of healthy eating

Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework includes a judgment on personal development, behaviour and welfare. As part of reaching this judgment, inspectors will look at the extent to which schools are successfully supporting pupils to gain “knowledge of how to keep...

6 Jul 2015

MBEs to recognise the School Food Plan

Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, authors of the School Food Plan have been awarded MBEs for their work improving school food and culture.

15 Jun 2015

What does the election hold for School Food?

See a summary of what the different manifestos say about School Food and child health and wellbeing.

24 Apr 2015


There are over 60,000 people working in school food – a ‘workforce bigger than the navy’ – and they currently cater to 3.1 million children every day in schools across the country. The authors of The School Food Plan...

8 Apr 2015

DfE announce a further £10m UIFSM funding!

The Department for Education has announced a further £10m UIFSM capital funding in 2015-16 to ensure that all schools can provide hot, healthy and appetising meals to their infant pupils.

27 Mar 2015

Ofsted commit to inspecting school food offer!

New Ofsted framework means inspectors will look at the food on offer and inspect the atmosphere and culture in the dining room!

27 Feb 2015

Ministers encourage academy sign up to the new School Food Standards

David Laws MP and Lord Nash have recently written to academies to encourage them to sign up to the new School Food standards. Have a look at their letter here: If you are an academy founded between September 2010 and...

5 Feb 2015