Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Northern Ireland School Caterers Association FOOD IN SCHOOLS POLICY- A CATERING PERSPECTIVE Janet McAlister.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Northern Ireland School Caterers Association FOOD IN SCHOOLS POLICY- A CATERING PERSPECTIVE Janet McAlister."— Presentation transcript:

1 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association FOOD IN SCHOOLS POLICY- A CATERING PERSPECTIVE Janet McAlister

2 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association The Aims of NISCA Established in 2002 following membership of LACA Promote consistent standards of professionalism at all levels of school catering To be a regional consultative body to the NI Assembly/Government To develop school catering in order to meet the ever changing and challenging demands

3 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association School Food has Changed !

4 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association It Really Has!

5 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association Service Profile Arrangements for the Provision of Milk, Meals and Related Facilities under provisions of Articles 58 and 59 of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order Breaks, breakfast, hospitality, functions and meals on wheels in some areas. Approx. 135,000 meals served daily. 5,000 catering staff.

6 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association Service Profile 1200 locations. Uptake of meals – 56% Free school meals – 25% Entitled FSM - 81% Uptake Catering for special diets and multi-cultural needs.

7 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association Implementing Compulsory Nutritional Standards Pilot took place in 2004 involving 100 schools. Rolled out to all schools by All schools comply with Lunch Standards 2007 and Standards for other food and drinks 2008

8 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association The Challenges/Concerns Reduced meal numbers. Increased cost of production. Increased workload. Menus to suit all age groups. Increased levels of waste food. Suitability of products.

9 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association The Challenges/Concerns Training needs. Promoting the service. Monitoring arrangements. School vending machines and tuck shops Other food outlets around school. Inconsistent messages across the school.

10 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association Working Together School Councils/SNAG groups. Promotional Activities. Theme Days. Training. Meal Deals. The dining room environment. Free school meals uptake. Loyalty schemes

11 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association Engaging Parents Sending menus home. The use of the school website Bring your parent school lunch. Talks to parents and pupils at open nights. Food tasting sessions.

12 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association Supporting the Policy NISCA – Calendar of Events. September Launch of Food in Schools Policy October World Food Day November American Day December Christmas lunch January Farmhouse Breakfast week 26th - 31st

13 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association NISCA – Calendar of Events February National Heart Month March International School Meals Day April Easter May Fruity Friday (World Cancer Research Fund) June 2014 Summer Picnic

14 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association NISCA Awards Entry submissions must demonstrate how you have implemented a Whole School Food Policy in your school. Entries by 20 th June 2014 Ceremony in W5 Odyssey Arena 15 October 2014.

15 Northern Ireland School Caterers Association Conclusion The School Catering Service recognises that it is in a unique position to influence the eating habits of children and young people. Catering staff remain committed to that aim through a Whole School Approach.


Download ppt "Northern Ireland School Caterers Association FOOD IN SCHOOLS POLICY- A CATERING PERSPECTIVE Janet McAlister."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google