Hello everyone, thanks for this. Lynette Homer from University of Westminster public health nutrition MSc.
Hi Everyone, Yinka here from Eagle Solutions Services
Hello everyone, Lee Hall from Premier Foods
Hello, Karen here from Digital Blonde
Hello Sarah from Premier Foods as well
Tristan from H2O Publishing/EDUcatering Magazine here. Hi all!
Hello everyone, Ellie here from Ocado
hello all from Kate at Derbyshire
Hi, Becky here from Magic Breakfast
Hi All from Kate @ Harfield Tableware
Hi all! Zoe from the Trussell Trust here
Hi everyone Louise also from Premier Foods
Hi everyone, Josie here from Magic Breakfast
Hi Everyone, Sophie here from FareShare
Hi, another Zoe here, I'm from Kings NHS Trust ORal Health PromotionTeam
If no slides - are you able to stop sharing the screen and share the video please
Hi all , here from School Health UK
Hi everyone, Declan here from Premier Foods
Goodmoring everyone, Prisca from FIR and LC
Hi all! Meri here from FareShare
Hello everyone, Jill here. I am Programme Manager for Communities Driving Change in Tower Hamlets working with residents to build more resilient communities. More recently working with local Food Hubs, schools, Council Food team and FSM allocations.
Hello, Nika from Jamie Oliver Group / Bite Back 2030
Hi everyone. Pauline from NI Education Authority,
Hi Everyone Edel from EA catering NI
Hello everyone - Sharon from Food Inequalities Rebellion.
Hello. Fran Taylor here - public health nutritionist working with vulnerable groups in Brighton including those in temporary accomodation
Hi everyone, Emily Fallon here - public health officer and nutritionist at Maldon District Council
Hi. Caroline, Education Officer from Groundwork London. Created Small Change Big Difference school resources on food waste and healthy eating.
Carol ine Benjamin Food Allergy Aware
QUESTION: Was there a sense when producing the checklist of the timeframe that it would take for that conversation to take place - as today is the last office day of the half term, and the next school day will see children are back at school?
Hi from Brid from Highland Council, North of Scotland
Thanks Yinka - will put it to Myles and Jeannette
Hi from Elaine from Moray Council North Scotland
Hello - I am not able to attend th whole webinar - will this be available as a video?
Yes all is being recorded
Hi from Bristol.
It's a useful tool - would expect no less, thanks Jeanette - and we have shared with our schools and catering service providers in Wolverhampton.
Can a link to the checklist link be circulated please
QUESTION: What is the expectation around following of the school food standards as schools are working to feed the children at this time
Fab, thanks Jeanette
link to checklist https://www.schoolfoodmatters.org/sites/default/files/School%20Food%20Checklist%20for%20COVID%2019_0.pdf
Calderdale schools are not returning on 1st June - the council have been really grateful for this resource - Thank you
Are you able to please share your nutrition education materials?
DID YOU KNOW FOOD FOUNDATION MENTIONED IN GOVE PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY
will these slides be shared?
Thanks Teresa! Do you mean press conference?
Michelle yes we will share slides afterwards
Question for Mark: Do you think there is awareness in schools of the financial implications for caterers? What more could be done to explain this
Hi Mark, it's really interesting to hear about what ISS have been doing to support some of their schools during C-19. Are you able to give us a sense of the % of ISS schools across the country you were continuing to support with a lunch offer of some sort to families not on school premises vs how many schools didn't have parcels/catering service and would have been using the FSM voucher scheme etc
Hi Kate from Derbyshire here. I notice that one of the safety posters showed the wearing of masks. is this something that is is advocating even in the schools?
Mark - just wondering how you think secondary school food might change in terms of the menu. Will you be aiming for a pared down menu? Could this offer health benefits?
Have you put in place a risk assessment for your staff and working with those who are classed as high risk when coming back into the work place.? I am aware of a template via NHS which could help with this
Mark, if we could secure government commitment to support children on FSM during the summer holidays, would you be in a position to continue the work on the hampers.? and ... what proportion of your schools are currently using these rather than the vouchers?
Hi Kate. Where school cooks cant social distance in a kitchen this may be a PPE requirement to enable a safe operation. It will be decided following a risk assessment based on each kitchen. Hope that helps
Hi Anna, two Qs. Secondary school offers will be re-imagined post Covid, so there is an opportunity here to make healthier as long as it remains relevant and interesting for teens.
Our data on levels of food insecurity among children in the crisis is here: https://foodfoundation.org.uk/new-food-foundation-survey-five-million-people-living-in-households-with-children-have-experienced-food-insecurity-since-lockdown-started/
@mark How do you expect parents will respond to the expectation of no more packed lunches, considering the consequent cost they would incur?
Anna, summer holiday feeding can be done by caterers. It depends on whether funding is available for staffing in addition to the food cost. The benefits are clear and staff will want to help. If reliant on volunteers, then we would need lots of goodwill.
Any questions for Claire? Let us know
Hi Fatma,- it will be difficult to enforce, so lots of good comms with parents will be needed as they will need confidence that we can feed their cherished well and safely.
Could you put the question on school food standards still applying to her?
Claire - given your concerns about food insecurity, do you have any plans to extend FSM provision through the summer holidays. Do you have resource to do this if central government doesn't commit to it?
HI Claire - do you have any data on the numbers of children who are food insecure and not elgible for FSM? we're interested in building an evidence case on this problem as part of our Childrens Right to Food campaign
Do you have information on whether schools will be offering breakfast clubs during staged opening of schools?
Here's Christina's petition
Morning all, I'm Paul Jackson, headteacher at Manorfield Priimary School. Here is our Twitter feed for more information... https://twitter.com/ManorfieldPri
Sustain's report: https://www.sustainweb.org/webinars/may26_school_caterers_put_their_meals_on_wheels/
They are running a webinar next week on it!
Efra committee link mentioned by Stephanie earlier: https://committees.parliament.uk/work/202/the-impact-of-covid19-on-education-and-childrens-services/
Call for Evidence on education and child services
open until 31 May
Any Qs for Paul?
Question for Paul: How long do you plan to keep this running? Longer term, do you envision ongoing food provision outside of term time?
Hi Paul - has your school been kept open for key worker children? if so did you feed them in school?
What sort of lunches are you able to offer children in school with more coming in after half term? We have a very reduced kitchen team.
Paul, what do you think is biggest challenge for your school lunches when your students are back in school?
Hi Paul, do you think a pan-borough and pan-London strategy from involving schools, carters and GLA would have helped?
Amazing work Great applause to Paul and his team
Hi Paul, do you think a pan-borough and pan-London strategy involving schools, caterers and GLA would have helped? (no typos!)
Great work Paul - enjoy your day off Monday!
Fantastic innovations Paul!
Feel Free to e-mail me - Head@manorfield.towerhamlets.sch.uk
Amazing work by Paul and his team
Great work Paul!
Paul, what an awesome and inspiring story!
Brilliant work Paul, will you be providing breakfasts when you open, how will you do that if so?
Paul - you’ve made my week! Thank you - and for sharing your story with Rachel yesterday so I can feed it through to DfE.
Our fundraising appeal - https://www.peoplesfundraising.com/donation/covid19-emergency-response-for-manorfield
Amazing work Paul, thank you so much for sharing great practice - would love to talk further
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Do you think there is a possibility of utilising best practice and teams from organisations like Chefs in Schools to set up distribution hubs in more able schools ?
Amazing work around school lunches. Magic Breakfast support schools providing breakfast for children at risk of hunger so they start the day ready to learn. Is this a priority in schools too? If so, how are you organising this?
This is the gov link on returning to school: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june
Has the DfE given any indication as to when the national voucher scheme will end, so that schools can start to prepare parents for this eventuality?
Cecilia Montero Mórtola
What is the duration of the intakes , I consider, has to recover much more time , if we look for a good feed. It is not only nutrients. Society is changing after this emrgency. Ir is a very important oportunity meal time to learn many things in this strugling times
Magic Breakfast support our Holiday Hunger Programme at Manorfield
Cecilia Montero Mórtola
Cecilia Montero Anthropologist of Food ICAF
Hi, sorry, not totally related to what speakers have been discussing, but perhaps could be asked at the end? In Camden around 50% of parent's have indicated that they will not be sending their Reception, Yr1 & Yr6 children back to school from 1st June. I've become aware that any FSM children who do not come back to school from these year groups will not be eligible for the Government vouchers because they have chosen to stay home (understandably!), rather than "have" to stay home, as per the Government's guidance. Could pressure be put on Government to continue to provide vouchers for these vulnerable children?
Huge shout out to Magic Breakfast for going the extra mile to get food to our families.
QUESTION: How are practices changing in the kitchen around the cleansing of packaging, given that food will be served cold and therefore some will be uncooked in the first week.
and other preparation practices
Our phone calls to parents tell us that only 30% would like their children to return to school after the half-term break, so we will have to offer both on-site and off-site food provision for some time yet.
Good to see hygiene/safety issues addressed.
Is it possible to share the posters around keeping the teams safe?
@Rachel - our understanding is that vouchers will continue to be available for children whether or not they are attending?
A side note for anyone interested in supporting Magic Breakfast. Our team at H2O Publishing are raising money for them throughout 2020 by running 10km every month of the year. Details here - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/h2o-publishing Great webinar, folks. Thanks for organising.
If DfE listening in, then will you produce generic posters like Caterer’s have shown today for the 5,000 in house catering schools
Cecilia Montero Mórtola
I would like to receive the posters, could be?
please everyone mute!
Anne Marie Reilly
I would like to receive safety posters
We don’t know yet if FSM will be across the board initially but if there is payment required especially in secondary school is there any guidance on how to do this? We use PINs at till points which will not be possible after returning
The voucher system is leaving many families stranded as the actual administration is broken... who is picking up on this?
This is the webinar for next week: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuceqqqDMpHdBhZlODlvDcJ43y4BoBLfAe
fantastic webinar and looking forward to following on twitter and reading all the resources and completing petition etc :-)
@Jo Smith - this is what I also initially thought. However, following discussion with head of FSM here, it was highlighted that the wording of the Government guidance (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools) is very vague but as they use the wording "Support for pupils who have to stay at home", this insinuates that it only applies to children who cannot attend school, not children choosing to not attend?
Excellent webinar and inspirational!
Thank you all so much for a brilliant webinar.
Thank you everyone
Link to follow up in series focussed on Devolved will be on 5 June
Thanks you to everyone for such an informative webina
Link will be sent around soon!
Some great work going on. Enjoyed the webinar
Thank you, great webinar!
Great webinar. Very useful information. Thank You. Pauline.
Thankyou very interesting
Great webinar thank you!
Really helpful, thank you.
Thank you speakers - great presentation
Excellent webinar- Thank you!!
Thanks very interesting