Frequently Asked Questions
What is national school meals week?
National School Meals Week is a promotional activity designed to raise the awareness of great school food served daily by professional caterers in school across England and Wales.
Who can get involved?
Anyone who has an interest in school meals. This website gives information regarding plans for this year. There are also contact details throughout the site for you to use as necessary.
When is National School Meals Week?
This year National School Meals Week will be held on the 11th - 15th of November 2019.
How can I get involved?
Click on the Get Involved page where you can find out more about NSMW aims and objectives. Take a look at the plans for this year. Download resources from the resource page. Finally don't forget to let us know what you have been up to via our social media platforms.
What materials can you give me?
Visit the Resources Page for everything you need. Resources will be regularly uploaded.
I live outside the UK, can I join?
Yes, we would love to link up with any countries across the world to make this a global partnership – please get in contact.
When should I start planning my great school lunch event?
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.
I can't print the resources can you you help me?
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.
I have a large number of schools and would like someone to help me coordinate my event
We can help you plan, help with print 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.
Do I need to become a member of LACA?
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.
Can you Help me with publicity?
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.
We are a company that would like to get involved, can we?
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.