Another 1.5 million children in England, should be added to free school meals list says a review into food and healthy eating  - so almost one in three children would get free meals.

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COVID-19 has changed everyone's view of what is important. It has renewed the importance of supporting local businesses, communities and everyday heroes. It has also reinforced the importance of trust and perhaps most importantly, it has particularly affected young people. As schools begin to fully reopen, the risks are being looked at through a magnifying glass.

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Breakfast: Action in School

Feb 18, 2020 editor

The importance of Breakfast in School was cited in a survey by the National Education Union in 2019. It highlights how poverty is impacting on education.

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Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, the 'nation's doctor', has a strategy for our children.

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Red Box Consultancy Services have provided many national and local Schools with the support they need. Whether it is determining key points within a review, or assistance in evaluation of prospective catering partners, Red Box Consultancy Services are here to help!

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School Catering: Why go local?

Nov 12, 2019 editor

When considering your inhouse or tendered catering, it is always a good idea to focus on the sourcing of your ingredients. Going local is something Red Box look for when comparing tender submissions or when benchmarking services.

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War on Sugar Still Raging

Sep 24, 2019 editor

Efforts to cut sugar from our food are reportedly off target.

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Veganuary

Jan 07, 2019 editor

Veganuary's 2019 campaign launched with a call on Parliament to 'Try Vegan' this January'! Operators could be losing money by not catering for this growing group.

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You can never be too careful. The impact can be devastating to all concerned as seen in recent news coverage whereby retailers have not been able to guarantee ingredients present in their products.

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Clients often tell us that the contract monitoring service we provide, saves them a lot of time and effort in ensuring standards remain in place during the life of the contract, meal numbers are maintained, and the catering continues to develop.  Really it keeps the contractor on their toes!

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