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National School Meals Week 2017
A new date coming for your diary

LACA are soon to announce the new dates for National School Meals Week 2017. 

NSMW has historically been held the first week in November, this being the week after half term, however this year it has become difficult to pin point when the majority of Schools and LAs are holding their half term. As LACA want to provide the opportunity for as many of its members as possible to participate in the week, a new date is currently under discussion.

Neil Porter, LACA Chair of Events said “National School Meals Weeks goes from strength to strength and is seen by many caterers as a ‘must do’ within their marketing calendar. With so many free resources on the NSMW website there is always lots that caterers can do to promote great school lunches. We listen closely to our members and it became clear that half term in 2017 was going to fall across two or even three weeks, as such a new date was needed. We look forward to another great week of marketing activity and as ever are keen to hear from caterers what they are doing to celebrate this iconic week”

More information on how you can get involved in 2017 will be available soon.

Last year we served food at the House of Commons to really shine a spotlight on this important date in the calendar, click here for our galleries containing videos and images showing what NSMW2016 delivered.

Follow our Twitter feed @NSMW for the timeline of events as they happen on the day.

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Don’t forget we want to know everything you did for NSMW’16. So please tweet, email us, share on Facebook etc. and let everyone know that it was another great week of activity across the country.

National school meals week is a celebration of everything that is great about a modern school meal. Millions of quality meals are made and enjoyed every day by highly qualified school chefs using fresh and local ingredients, wherever possible.

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Parents! Click here for videos and recipes for meals that you can cook in your home. You’ll be surprised that these recipes are being used in schools across the country!

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Click here for a definitive list of all of the suppliers who support National School Meals Week. We’ve sorted them geographically so you can find someone to help close to you!



LACA’s National School Meals Week has been shortlisted in the Marketing Award category at this year’s Cost Sector Catering Awards. The Cost Sector Catering Awards are the pivotal point of the foodservice calendar and are recognised as the most coveted award that an organisation or individual  can receive. To be one of the finalists in……
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