Lies, damned lies, and food standards

Why most schools don’t follow the nutritional guidelines You probably heard about the recent School Food Trust report in which 9 out of 10 academies were said to be selling ‘junk’ food to students, in direct contravention of the government’s nutritional guidelines for schools. You may even have been shocked. I actually wasn’t. Why? I’ll […]

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Ready or not, here we come!

If you’ve read a few of my posts here, you’ll know something of the core beliefs that drive us at Cucina and set us apart from our competitors.

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Jamie Oliver challenged on School meal government standards debate by Cucina

Jamie Oliver challenged on School meal government standards debate by Cucina

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Cucina – Inspiring students to give school meals a try

Cucina – Inspiring students to give school meals a try

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Take your food advice with a pinch of salt

Food advice from so-called experts can be confusing some times, can’t it?

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The damage we are doing to the parent’s wine fund

Winning back students to school meals is what we do a lot of, so I must admit I became very concerned when I first got wind of the following email from a parent and school governor at Teddington School in Middlesex. But then I read it all the way through – it’s hilarious! Read and […]

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Food for Life catering mark for Cucina at Southfield seals success on school meal take up

Staff and pupils at Southfield School for Girls Specialist Sports College in Kettering, Northants are celebrating the award of a Food for Life bronze catering mark at the school following stringent assessment by the Soil Association. The Soil Association congratulated Cucina Restaurants Ltd. and the school on their award which now allows Cucina to display […]

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Viral email on school meal standards

Staff at Teddington School in Middlesex and the Managing Director of Cucina, the catering specialists at the school, were bemused recently by an email received from a parent and school Governor expressing concern over changes to his children’s eating habits at school. Steve Quinn, Managing Director and Owner of Cucina, said: “Typically I am supporting […]

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How to meet Jamie Oliver’s healthy school eating challenge

One of the things I appreciated most about ‘Jamie’s School Dinners’ when it first appeared on TV, was the fact that it didn’t patronise or talk down to kids. Instead, it proved something I’ve always known – that if you put the right things in place, young people will be motivated to choose good, healthy […]

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