National School Meals 2020 a week to encourage children to get back to eating hot meals at lunctime

This year we have devised 5 simple themes which you can get involved in. All are popular, so simple to engage with, and free to download. We are delighted to have the support of Love British Food and The Soil Association this year.

Get involved with our social media campaign #Tasteforyourself we want to hear what your plans are for the week. Keep visiting the site for updates and follow us on all social media platforms

National School Meal Week launches ‘Thank you key workers day’ for 2020

School caterers have played a huge part during the lockdown. As key workers, you have continued to feed key workers children and the vulnerable, as well as local schemes, food parcels. And not forgetting holiday hunger program. We would like to thank you for all your hard work. As part of the day we are encouraging MP’s and local dignitaries to come and have a school meal to present certificates and bring confidence back to parents.

Take a look at the NSMW Tour 2019

LACA Took NSMW Back ‘on the road’. LACAs ‘Taste for Yourself’ campaign visited all ten LACA regions where we met parents, journalists, dignitaries and the public at large encouraging them to “taste for themselves” modern day school food. At each stop, a different message was highlighted for example school caterers adapting menus for the increase in vegan diets, the move towards the use of certified sustainable palm oil, the importance of dairy in the school meals menu, how the industry supports local farmers/the local economy and of course is working extremely hard to ensure pupils with food allergies can be safely catered for in school. The combined messaging painted a very positive picture about the school meals industry. In summary, the tour highlighted some of the less known facts about school food, tackled outdated perceptions and demonstrated to the widest possible audience just how good today’s school meals really are.

We would like to say a big thank you to each and every one who helped make this event so special and such a big success. Here is a video summary of the event.

Taste For Yourself

See the full video.

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