The School Meals Report research project
Now in its third year, the School Meals Report project shares significant insight into parents’ views of school meal provision in the UK. Over 250,000 parents take part in our research each year.
About the project:
The aim of this research is to understand the parental view of the school meal service and offering available to their children. Building on the success of the 2021 and 2022 surveys, ParentPay Group (led by Cypad and BlueRunner) and LACA have again completed a groundbreaking study with parents on school meal provision in the UK.
The survey continues to gather a great response from parents – with approximately 250,000 respondents from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland completing the 2023 survey in April.
School Meals Report Partners
Once again this year, we have worked on the report with LACA and Assist FM. As an organisation in its 31st year, LACA has long been recognised as an association representing and supporting school catering organisations and teams across the country, with 80% of school catering services being delivered by its members. Assist FM have also contributed to the report historically and gave their full support for the responses from parents across Scotland for 2023.
This study helps us to understand what caterers and school leadership teams need to do to ensure their customers and families are happy with the service provided. Comparing the results to previous surveys and other pieces of research will provide an ongoing understanding of the needs of parents/guardians, school leadership and catering teams.
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