National School Meals Week date confirmed for England and Wales

The Lead Association for Catering (LACA) has announced that this year’s school meals week will begin 13 November.

It will end on 17 November and aims to celebrate all that is great about school meals.

Usually National School Meals Week (NSMW) is scheduled for the first week in November, however, LACA states that in recent years, the autumn half term has been “something of a moveable feast within local authorities, with dates differing between the end of October and beginning of November”.

Moving the date is expected to give all schools across the country the chance to take part.

The week will involve a number of high profile activities, with a mixture of political messages and engagement with school caterers and pupils.

In previous years, the event saw governments in Westminster and Cardiff be served a selection of dishes from school menus to highlight the quality of the food and the importance of children having a hot nutritious lunch.

This year’s agenda involves a National Roast Dinner Day, theme days, the NSMW daily marathon, and the “host a school chef” event.

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