LACA chair to join Hot School Meals webinar

LACA chair Stephen Forster will join Public Sector Catering to investigate whether hot school meals should become a compulsory service.

After the first lockdown the full hot meals service took months to return and was still only at an estimated 80-85% by Christmas.

David Foad, editor of Public Sector Catering, will be asking the ‘four nations’ how and when we should aim to return to 100% hot meals after the current lockdown.

The panel for the webinar includes:
> England - Stephen Forster, national chair of LACA
> Northern Ireland - Stephen Briggs, head of service - Catering, Education Authority of Northern Ireland
> Scotland - Jayne Jones, chair of ASSIST
> Wales - Judith Gregory, regional chair of LACA Wales

In Autumn 2020, many school caterers adopted LACA’s Hot’ober campaign to get their children eating ‘hot food’ again.

LACA’s latest initiative – 'Marching Back To School' – has been created to encourage conversations between caterers, on site staff and parents, to facilitate the return of hot lunches as soon as everyone feels it safe to do so.