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National School Meals Week is the year-round initiative to get as many pupils in England and Wales to have regular school meals.

Anyone who has an interest in school meals. The first thing to do is register as an Ambassador.

In doing so you are highlighting your support for the school meals industry and all it does to help provide quality school meals at great value to our children – in summary, celebrating all that is great about school lunches.

LACA’s National School Meals Week 2016 was a busy event. Activities such as serving Politicians School Lunches in both the House of Commons and the Welsh Assembly Buildings helped NSMW receive unprecedented media coverage. In addition we launched #Cookeditmyselfie’ where caterers were encouraged to send in pictures of great school food – the images were amazing. School Caterers also served food in many high class restaurants alongside well known chefs, the BBC featuring a school caterer working with Michelin Star chef Glynn at Purnell’s restaurant in the Midlands. Fun theme days including a Spaghetti Challenge and a School Meals Bake Off were well received. Plans are not only progressing well for 2017, but also for 2018, which will see LACA celebrate National School Meals Weeks 25th Birthday!!!!

This year National School Meals Week will be held on the 13th to the 17th of November 2017.

Click on the Get Involved page and follow the easy steps to becoming an Ambassador.

Visit the Resources Page for everything you need. Resources will be regularly uploaded.

Yes, we would love to link up with any countries across the world to make this a global partnership – please get in contact.

As soon as possible. Getting your events advertised is the first step to making it a success. Plan your menus and start to tell everyone about the dates.

We can print off material for you, there will be a small admin, print and postage cost for this as you would expect, call 01244 399900 for further information.

We can help you plan, print en masse and offer an administration service sending everything directly to the schools for you. Call the NSMW team on 01244 399900 or send them an email with details of everything you need. We will get back with prices and a plan that will help you stage the perfect event


No, however becoming a member does provide many benefits and gives you access to more of this site. Please visit www.laca.co.uk for membership packages.

Contacting the local press and radio is an excellent way to promote your event. There are free press releases on the Resources page leading up to, during and beyond the event and we do have PR specialists who can assist if required.

Of course – call 01244 399900 where we can advise you of the packages available and how you can become a part of the most important event in the school meals calendar.

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