NSMW - 31st October - 4th November 2016

Our NEW LOOK website is on its way! We're excited about the new look for NSMW'16 and are working hard to bring you an intuitive, functional, informative and most of all FUN website for you to use. This year we are set to focus on parents. We'll bring you ways to engage with your children about school lunches and what makes them GREAT! Check back in the coming weeks to see our vision brought to life!

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NSMW 2015... a review

National School Meals Week (NSMW) is the one week of the year where the school meals industry celebrates all that is GREAT about school food. Plans were put in place in early 2015 for school caterers from across England and Wales to get involved in.

At Regional and National level, NSMW messaging for 2015 was designed to highlight the contribution our fantastic industry makes to children’s lives on a daily basis, the professionalism of staff and to celebrate all the great things school caterers have been doing ALL YEAR.

So what happened in 2015?

NSMW reached new heights... Click here to see the launch of the years celebrations.

Kicked off at the Etihad... Click here to see how Manchester's Etihad Stadium became the starting point for NSMW 2015.

Cooking in the Commons... Click here for more information on school cooks preparing food and showing their skills in the House of Commons kitchens.

National Roast Dinner day in NSMW... Click here to see information on National Roast Dinner day and how Myles Bremner, the Director of the School Food Plan, visited a supportive school in Kent.

NSMW visits Wales... Click here to see NSMW's visit to the Welsh Assembly Building

Throughout the week and beyond...
There has been a great deal of traffic on www.nsmw.org.uk where FREE LACA marketing resources were being downloaded to help with theme events.

All members of the House of Commons were emailed inviting them to enjoy the food served in their restaurants all week, prepared by school caterers

ITV West Country took a TV crew into a local school and then to the House of Commons to feature what was happening in their area.

Chris Evans and other National DJs discussed the benefits of School Meals during NSMW and at a local and regional level.

From a social media point of view, #schoolmealsshoutout was widely used. During the week, 888 tweets used the #NSMW15 making 227,507 impressions

What's next?

2016 is set to be a great year for NSMW. To get involved email admin@laca.co.uk or speak to one of the NSMW team on 01244 399900.

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