Let’s get planning for the new school year with LACA’s calendar of events

LACA have launched another 3 themes in their calendar of events meaning you can now start planning your promotional activity for the new school year. September is an important time to promote the service as schools see a new intake and caterers endeavour to get as many children back enjoying hot meals at lunchtime after the long summer break.  You can now plan a 12 month campaign by visiting www.thegreatschoollunch.co.uk/resources/lacas-themed-resources/ with exciting plans for National School Meals Week 2021 to be announced soon, so save the dates 8th – 12th Nov.


For each event you will find all the resources you need to run a successful event, you can download, edit, print and promote. You will find resources to help you promote on social media too. Resources are available in English and Welsh.


What are the plans for the new school year?


Back to School encourages children to get back to eating hot meals at lunchtime as they return to school in September. The campaign gives you the freedom to choose a day or week of favourite meals and showcase some of the most popular dishes that will feature on the menu. It is important to get as many new starters as possible on school meals so they remain loyal to the service throughout their school life. And more importantly school meals help with attainment and development.


National Curry Week is 7th – 12th October so LACA are launching resources that you can run alongside or choose your own dates. From a poll taken during NSMW 2018 Curry came out top as the most popular meal, so a week of different curries will go down a treat with children. You can encourage youngsters to try new tastes and flavours, why not try some vegan and vegetarian options too? There is an activity and recipe sheet where parents can try a curry at home.


Bonfire Night is always a very popular theme so the resources will ensure your promotion is successful. You can download and print an activity sheet with the Firework code to keep children safe this Bonfire Night.


National School Meals Week 8th – 12th November, details are soon to be launched so keep the dates in the diary and keep visiting www.thegreatschoollunch.co.uk


Theme days don’t need to be hard work. We know the new school year is a busy time so they have been made easy and can fit around your existing menus and promotions. Theme days can play an important role in getting children to return to the school meal service if they haven’t tried them in a while.


If you need help and support with any of the events in the calendar please contact mail@laca.co.uk


Keep visiting www.thegreatschoollunch.co.uk for the latest information on LACA’s calendar of events and National School Meals Week 2021. Follow us or tag us on social media we want to know what you are doing



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