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Shortlist Nominees for the CWT Food Hero of the Year 2020 award

The Caroline Walker Trust (CWT) is delighted to announce the shortlist for the CWT Awards 2020 Food Hero of the Year.  The award celebrates individuals who work to campaign to improve public health through good food.

“Caroline Walker Trust awards are intended to highlight distinctive and outstanding work in promoting public health by maintaining and advancing standards of food and nutrition.  This year we acknowledge those who are striving to make a difference when times are tough, and there are so many changes to our daily lives” said Kathy Lewis, Interim Chair of the CWT

“The calibre of nominees for the Food Hero of the Year 2020 was extremely high, especially in the face of such unprecedented adversity.  Those shortlisted have shown their passion and resilience by adapting their work to meet the needs of other members in our society.” Kathy Lewis.

The official shortlist of the CWT 2020 Annual Awards showcases the high calibre of individuals working in a variety of settings to provide and improve the quality of our food and the nation’s diet.  The final shortlisted nominees for Food Hero of the Year comprised Ms Suzanne Fletcher (Founding Director of Nutrition Scotland), Ms Andrea Zick (Oxo Tower Restaurant), Pascal Gerrard (Founder, StreetCube) and Haleh Moravej (Founder, MetMUnch)

This year, the Judging Panels have witnessed some extraordinary efforts to campaign for good quality food over the past year, which includes both before and during Covid-19 lockdowns.  Learning about the lengths individuals have gone to provide good quality food fills us with the hope that we can collectively support each other’s health and wellbeing ” explained Kathy Lewis.

“The aim of these awards is to highlight the great work of others and to support those who are continuing to make a difference while inspiring a new generation of food heroes to do likewise,” said Kathy Lewis, Interim Chair of The Caroline Walker Trust.

CWT would like to congratulate all the shortlisted nominees and everyone who submitted nominations.  CWT would also like to thank the Judges for their hard work in judging the nominees from an impressive range of submissions.

For further information on the awards nominations: https://bit.ly/3jTIf2f

Contact Kathy Lewis [email protected] 07961 317 621

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Notes to the Editor

  1. For information on the background to the awards and how the result was arrived see: https://cwt.org.uk/the-caroline-walker-trust-awards-2020/
  2. The Caroline Walker Trust was founded in 1989 after the death of the distinguished nutritionist, writer and campaigner Caroline Walker. Established to continue her work and in her spirit, the CWT works tirelessly to promote the improvement of public health through good food. The work of CWT is particularly targeted towards vulnerable groups and people who need special help.
  3. This year the theme for the Awards is ‘To Triumph Through Adversity’. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the Reception and Awards Celebrations will now be held in 2021.
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  5. Suzanne Fletcher, Founding Director, Nutrition Scotland, said “It feels great to be nominated in two categories for the Food Hero of the Year. This year has been difficult for everyone but particularly so for our most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. Being recognised in this way is a wonderful and welcome gesture of support.”
  6. Nutrition Scotland is a Social Enterprise in development; their aim is to improve health and wellbeing through improved access to a variety of nutritional services and information. Their services are designed and delivered by public health nutritionists and dietitians who believe in equal access to healthy food and reducing health inequalities. http://www.nutritionscotland.org/
  7. Andrea Zick, Oxo Tower Restaurant stated “This year has been very difficult for lots of people including myself, so to keep me grounded during these uncertain times I helped set up the community kitchen projects as a way of giving back to the community and bringing people together, which gave me a purpose during these uncertain times.
  8. OXO Community Kitchen was born out of the passion for reducing food waste, need to fight food poverty and Covid-19. OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie had been supporting StreetSmart for over 20 years.  Add to that a passion for reducing food waste, two professional kitchens not being used and a team of staff on furlough expressing an urge to volunteer and help fight food poverty. Mix them together, and in a flash, the OXO Community Kitchen was born.  With a desire to help, the OXO Tower Restaurant reached out to several great London charities in need of a kitchen.
  9. Continuing their relationship with StreetSmart and now newly partnered with FoodCycleStreets KitchenFeast With Us and Coin Street, the OXO Tower Restaurant have become part of a naturally formed alliance.  The OXO Tower’s furloughed team of 22 from all areas of the restaurant volunteered their time to cook the meals.  Starting small in the first week with 30 meals, OXO Community Kitchen ended week four by preparing over 1,400 meals.
  10. Pascal Gerrard, FRSA, Founder, StreetCube commented “We are incredibly proud and honoured to be nominated for the 2nd year running for The Caroline Walker Trust Food Hero of the Year Award.  It is a tremendous honour to be considered again this year on the shortlist, especially at this time when we enter yet another lockdown.  It is an extremely worrying time for so many, and StreetCube will remain open to provide healthy, nutritious, sustainable food for the community of Wandsworth.”
  11. StreetCube opened in May 2019 in Wandsworth SW London with the help of MasterChef Raymond Blanc. Every day, they serve hundreds of people with sustainable food, and also give out information about climate change and the effects of our food system on the environment. They are supported by a host of world-rebounded trusted advocates – people who are experts in sustainable food, climate change, nutrition, farming, organic food, chef training.
  12. The StreetCube project is a winning concept which aims to help transform food systems in every city to help cut CO2 and help reverse the effects of climate change effects from our food systems. By placing a cluster of StreetCube kitchens, the project can engage whole communities with a more sustainable food ethos.
  13. Haleh Moravej, Senior Lecturer, Nutritional Sciences, Founder, MetMUnch remarked:  “It is such an honour for our motivated and diverse community of MetMUnch students to be shortlisted as Food Hero of The Year 2020.  We would like to congratulate the other shortlisted nominees. We are very proud to be in the same category with such inspirational individuals.”   
  14. Over the past year, MetMUnch has worked with many students building their confidence and employability skills through the medium of healthy and sustainable food. Inspired by the pioneering work of Caroline Walker, we sent up our meat-free GROW Café in collaboration with our Catering Team. We served students and staff affordable, delicious, nutritious and sustainable food. We increased sales by 237%, but the real impact was a genuine change in attitudes and provision of healthy and nutritious food on campus.
  15. We have been supporting our students in lockdown with daily cooklongs, nutritional workshops and multicultural blogs. ‘Food Therapy’ became our way of dealing with uncertainty. There was even a collaborative budget cookbook created by students for students to combat food insecurity at University. Our MetMUnch students are always encouraged to find creative solutions to nutritional challenges, climate change and social problems, whilst developing leadership, collaboration, resilience, commitment, determination and perseverance. metmunch.com

Shortlist for the Media Food Campaigner of the Year 2020 award

The Caroline Walker Trust (CWT) is delighted to announce the shortlist for CWT Awards 2020 Media Food Campaigner of the Year.  The award celebrates journalists, activists and social media writers who work to campaign to improve public health through good food within the media.

The theme for this year’s award was ‘To Triumph through Adversity’, to highlight the lengths that media campaigners go through to ensure the public are well informed of how good standards in food and nutrition can be met.

“Caroline Walker Trust awards are intended to highlight distinctive and outstanding work in promoting public health by maintaining and advancing standards of food and nutrition.  This year we acknowledge those who are striving to make a difference when times are tough, and there are so many changes to our daily lives” said Kathy Lewis, Interim Chair of the CWT

“This year we have two outstanding shortlisted nominees who have shown their passion and dedication to inform others how to improve the quality of their diet and maintain the standards of good nutrition advice,” remarked Kathy Lewis.

The official shortlist of the CWT 2020 Annual Awards showcases the high calibre of nutrition advice in contrasting settings.  The two shortlisted nominees for Media Campaigner of the Year comprise @AfNutr and Early Start Nutrition.

“The aim is to highlight the great work of individuals and teams who operate within the media environment, to support those who are continuing to make a difference while inspiring a new generation of media food campaigners to do likewise,” said Kathy Lewis, Acting Chair of the CWT.

“We are extremely honoured to be nominated for the CWT Media Campaigner of the Year 2020! This year more than ever, it has been imperative to ensure families are supported with practical evidence-based guidance and we hope our social media accounts have provided a source of positivity at this time,” stated Edwina Revel, Programme Director, Early Start Group Ltd.

“The @AfNutr twitter team are honoured to be shortlisted for CWT Media Campaigner of the Year Award. We are passionate about fostering a supportive and friendly environment for nutrition students and professionals to learn and connect with one another. This has proved so important in such a challenging year,” remarked Dr Laura Wyness, on behalf of the @AfNutr team 

CWT would like to congratulate all the shortlisted nominees and everyone who submitted nominations.  CWT would also like to thank the Judges for their hard work in drawing up the shortlist from a very impressive list of nominations.

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For further information on the awards nominations: https://bit.ly/3jTIf2f

Contact Kathy Lewis [email protected] 07961 317 621

Notes to the Editor

  1. For information on the background to the awards and how the result was arrived see: https://cwt.org.uk/the-caroline-walker-trust-awards-2020/
  1. The Caroline Walker Trust was founded in 1989 after the death of the distinguished nutritionist, writer and campaigner Caroline Walker. Established to continue her work and in her spirit, the CWT works tirelessly to promote the improvement of public health through good food. The work of CWT is particularly targeted towards vulnerable groups and people who need special help.
  2. This year the theme for the Awards is ‘To Triumph Through Adversity’. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the Reception and Awards Celebrations will now be held in 2021.
  1. The @AfNutr Twitter team are Registered Nutritionists Vicki Pyne, Lynn Burns, Dr Suzanne Zaremba and Dr Laura Wyness. @AfNutr ‘s target audience is registered nutritionists, but others are also welcome irrespective of their background, occupation or experience on twitter. AfNutr’s followers include registered dietitians, medics, teachers and members of the public, as well as nutritionists.The @AfNutr Twitter webpage is https://afnutr.wordpress.com.
  2. The Early Start Nutrition team promote positive attitudes and enjoyment of nutritious food to ensure the best possible start in life for all! The team have developed invaluable resources and training material to promote evidence-based messages to tackle nutrition inequalities and improve the health and well-being of young children and their families. 
  3. The Early Start Nutrition team has been at the heart of communities in East London for over 20 years providing support services for children, families and professionals. Their Association for Nutrition registered nutritionists, Edwina Revel and Georgia Leech, are some of the UK’s leading professionals in the industry delivering evidence-based interventions with a proven track record of improving health outcomes. The team are renowned for the delivery of projects that meet best practice and reduce inequalities in child development, health and life chances. Their priority is to ensure that all children have equal opportunities to receive ample nutrition and recognise the early years as a key time to build foundations that support children to be healthier.
  1. Early Start Nutrition deliver services shaped around local and national policies which are translated into practical and accessible services. They have represented their profession at national and international conferences and are frequently featured in leading early year’s magazines. The team are experts in maternal, child and family nutrition and have supported the London Borough of Newham to reduce the number of children who are overweight at reception by 2.5%! The team are currently working with the Dental Wellness Trust to ensure children in Newham have the opportunity to have healthier smiles byintegrating a Supervised Tooth Brushing programme into their daily routines. Visit their website to find out more about their full range of services https://www.earlystartgroup.com/nutrition/.

 

Shortlist for Nutritionist and Freelance Nutritionist of the Year Award

CWT announce shortlist for Nutritionist and Freelance Nutritionist of the Year Award

The Caroline Walker Trust (CWT) is delighted to announce the shortlist for the CWT Awards 2020 Nutritionist of the Year and Freelance Nutritionist of the Year.  The awards celebrate the achievements of those who work in evidence-based nutrition.

The theme for this year’s award was to ‘To Triumph through Adversity’, aimed at highlighting the lengths which Nutritionists are going to promote the need for good quality food to improve health, particularly during challenging personal and professional times, while supporting others to also make a difference to public health by advancing the standards of good nutrition for health and wellbeing.

“Caroline Walker Trust awards are intended to highlight distinctive and outstanding work in promoting public health by maintaining and advancing standards of food and nutrition. This year we acknowledge those who are striving to make a difference when times are tough, and there are so many changes to our daily lives” said Kathy Lewis, Acting Chair of the CWT

The official shortlist of the CWT 2020 Annual Awards showcases the diversity of nutritionists working in a variety of settings to provide and improve the quality of our food and nation’s diet.  The shortlisted nominees for Nutritionist of the Year comprise Dr Farzard Amirabdollahian, Zoe Griffiths, Suzanne Fletcher and Holly Roper.

“The diversity of nominees achievements for 2020 was extremely insightful, especially in the face of such unprecedented adversity.  Those shortlisted have also shown resilience by adapting their work to support the needs of the others during a pandemic,” remarked Kathy Lewis.

The Trust also wants to reflect how Registered Nutritionists work freelance, just like Caroline Walker had done.  The shortlisted nominees for the Freelance Nutritionist of the Year comprise Barbara Bray, Zoe Griffiths, Lee McCusker and Dr Lucy Williamson.  (Quotes from each provided in Editor’s Notes)

I am delighted with the strong innovations of this year’s category. The awards aim to highlight the great work of Nutritionists, to support those who are continuing to make a difference while inspiring a new generation of nutritionists to do likewise,”  said Maria Papagiannaki, Chair of CWT Award Judging Panel for Nutritionist of the Year and Freelance Nutritionist of the Year.

The Nutritionist of the Year award is sponsored by the Nutrition Society and supported by the Association for Nutrition.  The Freelance Nutritionist of the Year award is sponsored by the Nutrition Society and SENSE.

CWT would like to congratulate all the shortlisted nominees and everyone who submitted nominations.  CWT would also like to thank the Judges for their hard work for judging the nominees from an impressive range of submissions, and the Nutrition Society, Association for Nutrition and SENSE for their sponsorship of the Awards.

For further information on the awards nominations: https://bit.ly/3jTIf2f

Contact Kathy Lewis [email protected] 07961 317 621

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Notes to the Editor

  1. For information on the background to the awards and how the result was arrived see: https://cwt.org.uk/the-caroline-walker-trust-awards-2020/
  2. The Caroline Walker Trust was founded in 1989 after the death of the distinguished nutritionist, writer and campaigner Caroline Walker. Established to continue her work and in her spirit, the CWT works tirelessly to promote the improvement of public health through good food. The work of CWT is particularly targeted towards vulnerable groups and people who need special help.
  3. This year the theme for the Awards is ‘To Triumph Through Adversity’. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the Reception and Awards Celebrations will now be held in 2021.
  4. The Nutritionist of the Year award has been sponsored by the Nutrition Society nutritionsociety.org and the Association for Nutrition www.associationfornutrition.org
  5. The Freelance Nutritionist of the Year award has been sponsored by SENSE and the Nutrition Society nutritionsociety.org
  6. The Association for Nutrition (AfN) holds the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), a register of competent, qualified nutrition professionals who meet our rigorously applied standards for scientifically sound evidence-based nutrition and its use in practice.  The UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists is the only register of qualified nutritionists recognised by Public Health EnglandNHS Choices and NHS Careers.
  7. The Nutrition Society of the UK and Ireland was established in 1941 and is one of the largest learned societies for nutrition in the world. With over 2,600 members internationally, the Society is dedicated to delivering its mission of advancing the scientific study of nutrition and its application to animal and human health. The Society disseminates and promotes nutrition science through its six journals and six textbooks, in addition to regularly organising CPD endorsed conferences and webinars. Working with universities, parliamentarians, industry representatives, academic researchers, and other membership organisations, the Society aims to create opportunities for building relationships that strengthen research and collaboration within the field. Membership is open to any individual with an interest in nutritional science.
  8. SENSE is the original unique network for professional self-employed Registered Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians. It exists to provide members with professional development, support and advice. Founded in 1996 by Dr Margaret Ashwell as  ‘Self Employed Nutritionists’  Support and Enlightenment’, SENSE now has more than 70 members and a flourishing CPD programme of twice-yearly meetings. http://www.sense-nutrition.org.uk

Shortlisted Nutritionist of the Year Quotes

  1. “I am extremely proud to have been nominated for the Caroline Walker Trust Nutritionist of the Year. I am passionate about promoting evidence-based nutrition and raising the profile of Registered Nutritionists, so this is a great honour indeed.”  Zoe Griffiths, Registered Nutritionist (Public Health), ZG Nutrition
  2. “It’s an honour to be shortlisted for CWT’s Nutritionist of the Year. The Book Club has, & continues to, provide a platform for nutrition students, graduates & professionals to meet & access CPD. It has been a privilege to create such a passionate & welcoming community during such trying times.” Miss Holly Roper, ANutr 
  3. “I am delighted to be shortlisted for the CWT Nutritionist of the Year Award. The CWT is dedicated to the improvement of public health through good food, and I am passionate about contributing to this mission bymaintaining and advancing standards of nutrition education and research within academia.”  Dr Amirabdollahian, Associate Professor in Nutrition, Liverpool Hope University.
  4. “It feels great to be nominated for the Nutritionist of the Year award. This year has been difficult for everyone but particularly so for our most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. Being recognised in this way is a wonderful and welcome gesture of support.” Suzanne Fletcher, Founding Director, Registered Nutritionist, Nutrition Scotland.

Shortlisted Freelance Nutritionist of the Year Quotes

  1. My growing Food LINKS initiative, enabling British farmers to effectively communicate the health benefits of their produce, has been particularly rewarding this year, given the challenges faced by many. Recognition by the Caroline Walker Trust of evidence-based work by Registered Nutritionists is invaluable in promoting public health; I am delighted and grateful to have been shortlisted.” Dr Lucy Williamson DVM BVM&S, MSc
  2. “I am honoured to have been nominated for the Freelance Nutritionist of the Year. To be recognised for my work in public health nutrition and supporting the next generation of Registered Nutritionists is an incredible privilege.” Zoe Griffiths, Freelance Registered Nutritionist (Public Health), ZG Nutrition
  3. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for the awards, and I congratulate my fellow nutritionists on their achievements. In a year that has been volatile, unpredictable and chaotic it has felt good to be able to help others in their work on nutrition and food security and to highlight what changes we need to make in society. The recognition by the Trust of the distinguished nutritionist Caroline Walker is an honour. Thank you” Barbara Bray MBE, FIFST RNutr NSch, Director of Alo Solutions Ltd, alo-solutions.com
  4. “I am delighted to have been shortlisted for the CWT 2020 ‘’Freelance Nutritionist of the Year’’. I am very grateful that people in the nutrition world have taken note of my work especially during the coronavirus pandemic.”  Lee McCusker (BA; MSc; MSc) Food Nutritionist

Shortlist for the CWT Charity Food Campaigner of the Year 2020 award

The Caroline Walker Trust (CWT) is delighted to announce the shortlist for CWT Awards 2020 Charity Food Campaigner of the Year.  The awards celebrate the best of those who work to campaign to improve public health through good food.

The theme for this year’s award was to ‘To Triumph through Adversity’, to highlight the lengths that charities are going through to ensure those most vulnerable during Covid-19 are getting good quality food to support their health and wellbeing.

“Caroline Walker Trust awards are intended to highlight distinctive and outstanding work in promoting public health by maintaining and advancing standards of food and nutrition. This year we acknowledge those who are striving to make a difference when times are tough, and there are so many changes to our daily lives” said Kathy Lewis, Interim Chair of the CWT

“The calibre of nominees for 2020 was extremely high, especially in the face of such unprecedented adversity.  Those shortlisted have shown resilience by adapting their charity to meet the needs of the most vulnerable members in our society, including children, families, the elderly and those with mental health issues.” Kathy Lewis.

The official shortlist of the CWT 2020 Annual Awards showcases the high calibre of charities working in a variety of settings to provide and improve the quality of our food and the nation’s diet.  The final shortlisted nominees for Charity Food Campaigner of the Year comprised Chefs in Schools, Eat Well Age Well, Feast with Us and Feeding Britain. (Quotes from each are in the Editor’s Notes)

This year, the Judging Panels have witnessed some extraordinary efforts to campaign for good quality food over the past year, which includes both before and during Covid-19 lockdowns.  Learning about the lengths charities and charity founders have gone to provide good quality food fills us with the hope that we can collectively support each other’s health and wellbeing,” explained Kathy Lewis.

“The aim of these awards is to highlight the great work of Charities, to support those who are continuing to make a difference while inspiring a new generation of campaigners to do likewise,” said Kathy Lewis, Interim Chair of The CWT.

CWT would like to congratulate all the shortlisted nominees and everyone who submitted nominations.  CWT would also like to thank the Judges for their hard work in judging the nominees from an impressive range of submissions.

For further information on the awards nominations: http://bit.ly/2Or9FAw

Contact Kathy Lewis [email protected] 07961 317 621

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Notes to the Editor

  1. For information on the background to the awards and how the result was arrived see: https://cwt.org.uk/the-caroline-walker-trust-awards-2020/
  2. The Caroline Walker Trust was founded in 1989 after the death of the distinguished nutritionist, writer and campaigner Caroline Walker. Established to continue her work and in her spirit, the CWT works tirelessly to promote the improvement of public health through good food. The work of CWT is particularly targeted towards vulnerable groups and people who need special help.
  3. This year the theme for the Awards is ‘To Triumph Through Adversity’. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the Reception and Awards Celebrations will now be held in 2021.
  4. Naomi Duncan, Chief Executive at Chefs in Schools, said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for this award. Our charity works to improve child health by transforming school food where needed. We train school kitchen teams to make all meals from scratch – including sauces and breads.  We also campaign to change the perception of how school food should be.”
  5. Danielle Gray, Digital Communications Officer, Eat Well Age Well, commented: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for our work in raising awareness and addressing the issue of malnutrition in older people living in Scotland. Malnutrition is often considered a hidden problem, and we thank the Caroline Walker Trust for giving greater recognition to this issue.”
  6. Hannah Style, Founder and Chairwoman of FEAST With Us, commented: In multiple sites across London, FEAST With Us (FEAST) provides nutritious community meals using surplus food, eating with vulnerable and homeless people before lockdown, and now distributing food parcels. We thank our volunteers and staff who continue to fight food poverty and deliver vital FEAST services to relieve hardship as the need grows.”
  7. Andrew Forsey, Director of Feeding Britain, says: “The social Dunkirk of an emergency operation, being put into action across our network, is protecting tens of thousands of people from hunger and destitution. The provision of wraparound support as well is improving people’s longer-term ability to access and afford the food they need to live healthily.”

 

 

The Caroline Walker Trust Awards 2020

 

The Caroline Walker Trust (CWT) has great pleasure in announcing the shortlist for 2020 Annual Awards.

The CWT Annual Awards aim to recognise and celebrate outstanding work in promoting public health which maintains and advance the standards of food and nutrition.  In doing so, the awards highlight the inspiring work of exceptional people who continue to drive through incremental positive changes to the nation’s health.

This year the theme was ‘To Triumph through Adversity’ aimed at acknowledging those who are striving to make a difference when times are tough and there so many unforeseen changes to our daily lives. Yet, they continue to make a difference in the provision and quality of our food and the nation’s diet.

There were many exceptional entries this year, and our judges, as usual, had their work cut out to decide from many high calibre nominations.  We are delighted with the outcome of the judging panel recommendations following their intense scrutiny and insightful deliberations.

This year’s awards not only showcase the passion, courage and conviction of those who work so hard to improve the quality of our food and nation’s health during ‘normal times’,  but also those who respond to the challenges and adapt during unprecedented times, notably to support the millions who are now living in poverty.

We were delighted to see such a range of innovative nominees who during pre-Covid dared to challenge the status quo, each demonstrating their excellence by being distinctive and outstanding in their work.  Equally, we were impressed by those who went out of their way to improve the provision and quality of food during Covid-19 tiers and lockdowns.

Below are the entries which are now taking one step closer to gaining the title ‘Of the Year’ award.

Congratulations to everyone who entered and all those who have been shortlisted.  We look forward to announcing the winners of each category on 27th November 2020 and at our Annual Awards Reception and Celebrations in 2021.  The Caroline Walker Trusts hopes you can join us, post Covid-19, to recognise the fantastic efforts and contribution to improving the nation’s health.

Charity Food Campaigner of the Year 2020

Eat Well Age Well
Chefs in School
Feast with Us
Feeding Britain

Food Hero of the Year 2020

Suzanne Fletcher (Nutrition Scotland)
Haleh Moravej (MetMUnch)
Pascal Gerrard (Street Cube)
Ms Andrea Zick (Oxo Tower Restaurant)

Nutritionist of the Year 2020

Dr Farzard Amirabdollahian
Suzanne Fletcher
Zoe Griffiths
Holly Roper

Media Food Campaigner of the Year 2020

@AfNutr
Early Start Nutrition

Freelance Nutritionist of the Year 2020

Barbara Bray
Zoe Griffiths
Lee McCusker
Dr Lucy Williamson

Nutrition Society announce Winter Conference Live!

This year, the Nutrition Society will be holding its winter conference online.

The format will broadly follow that used for the highly successful Nutrition Society Live event held in July.

Date 8 – 9 December 2020

Registration linkhttps://www.nutritionsociety.org/events/winter-conference-live-2020

The topic

Micronutrient malnutrition, the deficiency of vitamins and minerals, is an issue across the whole life course, even in high-income countries.  Micronutrient malnutrition often accompanies low intakes of both protein and energy and leads to serious developmental issues in children, affecting cognition, physical function, and growth. At the other end of the life-course, in older adults, recent research shows micronutrient malnutrition leads to a decline in physical function, loss of muscle and cognition, and poor quality of life, therefore, contributing to the diseases of ageing, including sarcopenia and frailty.

Micronutrients also help to maintain immune resilience, likely conferring protection against COVID-19. A number of clinical conditions including bariatric surgery and gastrointestinal diseases also lead to micronutrient malnutrition.

Despite the high prevalence and importance of micronutrient malnutrition this is less well recognised in older western populations. On the other hand, low and middle-income countries are experiencing the ‘double burden of disease’ where malnutrition coexists alongside the non-communicable diseases of ageing; obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

As micronutrient malnutrition leads to irreversible changes in growth, body composition and cognition in childhood as well as in older age rectifying deficiency of micronutrients is highly important.

Meeting Highlights

The meeting will highlight recent scientific developments, current understanding and debate surrounding micronutrient deficiency and requirements across the life-course. The four symposia of the conference will cover the topics of the importance and impacts of vitamin and mineral deficiencies in ageing and disease; sarcopenia, frailty, osteosarcopenic obesity and bariatric surgery.  The symposia also cover the emerging issue of the ‘double burden of disease’ in low and middle-income countries as well as the importance of micronutrients during pregnancy and neural development in childhood. Finally, speakers in symposium four will focus on how issues of micronutrient malnutrition can be addressed, differences in micronutrient requirements across the life course and the development of dietary recommendations.

Click here to see the video of highlights

Full Programme available here

 

 

CWT launches hospitality’s first World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea

The Caroline Walker Trust (CWT) is delighted to announce Blue Orchid Hotels will be hosting the first World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea in hospitality to raise money to improve the quality of food for children living in poverty.  The fundraising event will be hosted at the Tower Suites Blue Orchid Hotel in London, overlooking the Tower of London on Thursday 3rd September.

The World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea event is to be held in the hotel’s new Centro restaurant adjacent to the Tower of London, where attendees will enjoy a nutritious and healthier selection of savoury and sweet items. They will then proceed to the roof terrace for a glass of champagne whilst enjoying live music and a spectacular view over London’s skyline.

“We are proud to be spearheading the hospitality industry’s participation in the World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea, advocating a healthy diet, and raising funds for the vital work of the Caroline Walker Trust and St Andrew’s Youth Club, through Integrity International Trust, ensuring we make a positive difference to the communities in which Blue Orchid Hotels operate.” Tony Matharu, Chairman and Founder of Blue Orchid Hotels.

“The Blue Orchid Hotels is the first hotel to host this timely fundraising event.  Not only does this initiative raise funds to support children living in poverty during term breaks, holidays and after school, but it also challenges our perceptions of the traditional afternoon tea, thus acting as world leaders in encouraging healthier options.”  Kathy Lewis, Acting Chair, The Caroline Walker Trust.

Attendees include corporate travel buyers, community partners and Integrity International Trust charity ambassadors who will be joined by Caroline Walker Trust’s friends, Nutritionists and Dietitians whilst adhering to social distancing and Covid-19 protocols.

“A non-conventional afternoon tea is also intended to stimulate both the taste buds, hospitality providers and others so that we can offer confidence and reassurance in today’s new normal together with healthy, nutritious and safe dining and entertainment options.”  Tony Matharu.

Covid-19 has made fundraising a seemingly impossible task for the Caroline Walker Trust.  In a world where the temptation has been to close down and retreat, Blue Orchid Hotels, led by the former Hotelier of the Year, Tony Matharu, ensured that Tower Suites remained open throughout ‘lockdown’, accommodating critical care key workers and those seeking safe refuge.  Consequently, The Caroline Walker Trust resolved the Blue Orchid Hotels was an ideal charity partner for the launch of their World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea fundraising initiative in hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming you to the new Tower Suites property, and enjoying our rooftop hospitality and spectacular views over the renowned world heritage site of the Tower of London.” Tony Matharu, Chairman and founder of Blue Orchid Hotels.

The Caroline Walker Trust

Kathy Lewis, Acting Chair, [email protected]

+44 02085364100, 7961317621,

Blue Orchid Press Enquiries

Nadia Perrier, [email protected]

+44 7487 792913

Notes to the Editor

  1. Venue: The Blue Orchid Hotel’s World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea will take place at the Tower Suites, 100 Minories, Tower Hill, EC3N 1JY
  2. Time: Afternoon tea is served from 4 pm to 9 pm.
  3. Booking on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/31ChM3j
  4. The funds raised will go to the Caroline Walker Trust and Integrity International Trust, who are working to build brighter futures, fight health inequalities caused by food poverty and provide healthier food options for young children, especially during term breaks, holiday periods and after school.
  5. The Caroline Walker Trust was founded in 1989 after the death of the distinguished nutritionist, writer and campaigner Caroline Walker. Established to continue her work and in her spirit, the CWT works tirelessly to promote the improvement of public health through good food. The work of CWT is particularly targeted towards vulnerable groups and people who need special help.  cwt.org.uk
  6. The World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea is a Caroline Walker Trust fundraising initiative aimed to raise awareness and funds to improve the quality of food provision for children living in poverty during term breaks, holidays and after school.
  7. Participants register to host an afternoon tea on worldshealthiestafternoontea.org.uk and money raised for the afternoon tea are donated to the Caroline Walker Trust on https://worldshealthiestafternoontea.org.uk/donations
  8. Projects supported by the World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea: include Registered Nutritionist led food clubs, holiday and after school food-based projects, healthy food workshops, sourcing healthier food options for term breaks, and expertise for holiday lunch provision particularly for special dietary needs, the malnourished and those living in obesogenic environments.
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  10. Integrity International Trust’s mission is to build positive futures for the most vulnerable people and enriches the lives of children living in poverty around the world.
  11. More locally, Integrity International Trust supports the St Andrew’s Club, the world’s oldest community-based youth club located in Westminster, where 40% of children are classed as living below the poverty Supporting around 700 local young people, St Andrew’s Club gives them the chance to thrive and give back to society through their varied youth programmes – helping them develop educationally, socially and personally through a wide range of activities – sport, art, practical skills, trips out, training, career develop together with weekly cookery class nurturing their understanding of nutrition and building vital life skills.
  12. Blue Orchid Hotels is a new private collection of independent luxury hotels located in the heart of London; the world’s most exciting city. Featuring some of the best-located properties in the capital, just minutes from the myriad delights of London’s arts and cultural attractions, Blue Orchid Hotels provides a wealth of history and local tradition, skilfully combined with contemporary luxury. You will always find interesting architecture, exquisite furnishings and warm, friendly service – the hallmarks of Blue Orchid Hotels.  With its unrivalled experience, state-of-the-art technology and unique wellness offering, Blue Orchid Hotels is the most COVID-19 adopted hotel, providing safe and independent living options in the heart of London.  blueorchid.com
  13. An advocate of partnerships and collaborative working, Blue Orchid hotels are committed to the idea of sharing and giving, respecting the environment and making a positive difference to the communities in which they operate.
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Wanted: Trustee with Event Experience

The Caroline Walker Trust is growing rapidly and aims to achieve its strategic objectives with high profile events within the next 18 months.

Consequently, we are expanding our Board of Trustees to meet our objectives and are looking for someone with event experience to join the board.  The candidate must be available to attend 4 – 6 board meetings per year and the occasional ad-hoc committee meetings.  They will act in good faith to carry out the duties of the Trust in accordance with the objects and be accountable to their fellow trustees on the Board of Trustees.  

Minimum Time Commitment:
  • Trustees are expected to attend all board meetings. Board meetings are held 4 – 6 times a year after regular office hours.  Board meetings last for approximately two hours.
  • Meeting dates are arranged two to four months in advance.
  • Trustees may be asked to join the following committees: Event Committee, along with acting as an advisor for the Strategy Committee and World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea Committee.
  • Trustees can claim out of pocket expenses incurred in travelling to meetings.
The role of a Caroline Walker Trustee includes;
  • Promoting and administering the charitable object above by the specific powers outlined in the Trust’s governing document.
  • Assessing the changing environment and approve the organisation’s strategic direction.
  • Contributing actively to the Board of Trustees by giving firm strategic direction to the CWT, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • Appoving major policies, major actions of the organisation such as capital expenditure and major changes in activities and services.
  • Each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guiding new initiatives, evaluating or offering advice on other areas, such as finance, marketing, law or public relations in which the trustee has particular expertise.
In the case of a person with Event Expertise, the Trustee is also expected to;
  • Take responsibility of the CWT flagship annual events (Lecture Series and Annual Awards), reporting to the CWT Board on progress, as Chair of the Annual Awards and Lecture Series events sub-committee.
  • To work with others (volunteers, staff and other trustees) as part of a sub-committee to support the delivery of the Annual Awards and Lecture Series.
  • To work with the Treasurer to provide a budget for each event.
  • To provide market intelligence to the CWT board to enable all Trustees to engage in evidence-based decisions on the running of the CWT annual events.
  • To ensure the promotion of the CWT annual events, including on-line copy, press-releases and liaison with external partners organisations.
  • To liaise with external venues and speakers for events.
  • To work closely with CWT Trustee responsible for the business relationships and corporate sponsorship.
  • Ensure event and sponsorship products are consistent with the Trust’s strategic objectives, partnership aims, and support in maximising opportunities for any cross-promotion of the event, sponsorship and partnership programmes.
Person Specification
  • A commitment to the objectives and aims to the CWT,
  • A willingness to attend board meetings and committee meetings,
  • Integrity and strategic foresight,
  • Good, independent judgement without conflict of interest or self-interest,
  • A willingness to speak your mind and to challenge any information put forward,
  • Provide candid and constructive criticism, advice, comments and praise,
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship,
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to make collective decisions for the good of the Trust, and
  • Previous Board experience.
In addition to the above, we are seeking someone with
  • Knowledge of the health professional, charity and/or academic sectors.
  • Experience of planning and running high quality, high profile lectures, fundraising events and award receptions.
  • Experience in undertaking market research and working on event budgets.
  • Interpersonal skills to influence and negotiate across teams and externally.
  • A practical approach and a proven ability to work well with limited resources would be an advantage.
  • Membership of the Institute of Fundraising, Chartered Institute of Marketing, or a member of a relevant professional body.
If you feel you can contribute as a Trustee to The Caroline Walker Trust’s objectives, then please apply with a covering note and CV to [email protected]

 

 

 

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