British Awareness Days November

National School Meals Week

National School Meals Week
National School Meals Week

Raise awareness of
healthy eating in our
primary and secondary schools
National School Meals Week
13-17 November 2017

The aim of National School Meals Week (NSMW), which is run by the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) is to promote awareness of healthy eating in Britain’s primary and secondary schools, and everyone is encouraged to get involved!

National School Meals Week will run from 13-17 November 2017 and it’s all about recognising what is great about school meals.  There have been fantastic improvements over recent years, but there are still some misconceptions made by parents based on their own experience of school meals.

What’s happening during the week?  LACA are asking for picture tweets using the hashtag #cookeditmyselfie to show the best examples of school meals.  Or, how about National Roast Dinner Day organised by The Soil Association’s Food for Life and it will be taking place on 15 November 2017.  It’s hoped that our nurseries and schools will open their doors to parents and grandparents and the local community so they can all enjoy a locally prepared meal to celebrate the day.  Themed days are also very popular and the National School Meals Week website has lots of ideas, for example, Mexican Madness, Spaghetti Challenge, Under the Sea and It’s a Wrap!

So how can you get involved?  Well, you could become a school meals ambassador by registering your support for the school meals industry on the NSMW website, and get all of your friends and family to sign up too.  You can also contact your local authority to ask if they will support the campaign for one free meal on one day during the week.  And finally, you can support NSMW by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

Whatever you decide to do you will find that there’s lots happening this National School Meals Week.  Make sure you check out their website for all the information you need.