National School Meals Week (NSMW) is the one week of the year when the school catering industry celebrates all that is GREAT about school food. Each year has a different theme based on the issues that are relevant to the industry, pupils and parents at that time.

We know the importance nutrition plays in a child’s education, concentration and learning. School meals are regulated and contain important nutrients and vitamins to help development. Choosing a school lunch means that you will have more time in the mornings, limits the need to shop and prepare packed lunches and of course, gives you confidence your child is having a hot nutritious meal for a busy day of work and play.

School meals also contain more fresh, local food than ever before. Take a look at your school menu and you will usually find logos and accreditations about local and British produce.

You can use this website all year round, you will find free resources, activities and recipe ideas which can help at meals times and help introduce your children to new tastes and flavours, visit the resource page here https://thegreatschoollunch.co.uk/resources/. Many of the resources are for school caterers use, but you see some have been designed for parents also.

NSMW 2021 will be held 8th – 12th November, more details will appear here soon. You can get involved by sending your child/children for school meals during the week, especially if they haven’t tried them for a while. You can also support and share on social media.
Facebook @nationalschoolmealsweek
Twitter @NSMW @LACA_UK
Instagram #nationalschoolmealsweek laca_uk
Use the hashtags #NSMW2021 #LACA_UK #tasteforyourself

Keep checking back for more information on how you and your family can get involved in NSMW 2021. Regular updates will feature here as well https://thegreatschoollunch.co.uk/