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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

The Caroline Walker Trust Announce Award Winners

The winners of The Caroline Walker Trust Awards 2019 were announced at a special presentation ceremony held on Tuesday evening, 12th November, at Chandos House, Royal Society of Medicine in London.

The Caroline Walker Trust Awards were “intended to highlight distinctive and outstanding work in promoting public health by maintaining and advancing standards of food and nutrition.  Traditionally the Caroline Walker Trust only offered four awards; however, over the years, these have changed to reflect the dynamic environment in which the Trust operates.” Anka Johnston, Chair of CWT. This year, the trust offered six awards, which also included a Lifetime Achievement award, Food Hero of the Year, Media Campaigner of the Year and Charity Food Campaigner of the Year.

CWT would like to congratulate all the winners and runners-up of the CWT Awards 2019.

Below are the award winners and runners-up for each category:

Charity Food Campaigner of the Year

Winner: City Harvest
Runner-up: One Feeds Two

Laura Winningham, CEO at City Harvest:
“City Harvest was extremely proud to join leaders in the field of food and public health at the 30th Anniversary Caroline Walker celebration and thrilled to receive an award for our work as a Charity Campaigner. We believe everyone is entitled to affordable, nourishing food and City Harvest have delivered healthy surplus food for more than 7 million meals to more than 300 charity partners serving vulnerable Londoners.”

Food Hero of the Year

Winner: Jason O’Rourke
Runner-up: Nutrition Scotland

Jason O’Rourke, Headteacher at Washingborough Academy:
“It was such an honour to be awarded the Caroline Walker Trust ‘Food Hero of The Year’ award in recognition of the Food Education work that we have developed at Washingborough Academy and also with the TastEd charity. Teaching children the skills and knowledge about the food that they eat and how their informed choices can have such an important effect on their future health and well-being is a vitally important area of any child’s education. Schools can have such a positive impact on children’s relationship with food and I would hope that this award inspires more schools to include Food Education into their curriculum.”

Media Food Campaigner of the Year

Winner: Sabine Goodwin
Runner-up: Early Start Nutrition

Sabine Goodwin, Coordinator at Independent Food Aid Network:
“I am very honoured indeed to be the winner of the CWT Media Campaigner of the Year Award. I’m grateful for the recognition of my work to raise awareness of the significance of independent food aid providers as well as the scale of growing food insecurity in the UK. Caroline Walker was an inspiring campaigner who cared passionately about the health implications of living in poverty. She would certainly have been appalled to find that millions of people in the UK are unable to afford to buy food let alone healthy and nutritious food.

Nutritionist of the Year

Winner: Greg Lessons
Runner-up: Barbara Bray, MBE

Greg Lessons, Nutritionist at London Fire Brigade:
“I can’t thank the CWT enough for this incredible honour in recognition of my work for the London Fire Brigade. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way.”

Freelance Nutritionist of the Year

Winner: Laura Wyness
Runner-up: Shaleen Meelu

Laura Wyness, Freelance Registered Nutritionist based in Edinburgh:
“I am absolutely thrilled to have won this award from The Caroline Walker Trust.  The work and impact Caroline Walker made to public health nutrition has been very motivating for me in my nutrition career and I have found the resources produced by the Trust really useful in my work.  It is great to be recognised as a freelance nutritionist promoting the science behind healthy food and diets.”

The Caroline Walker Trust Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Philip James

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Philip James who has supported the CWT since its inception and has made outstanding contributions to the nation’s food and health.

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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://www.cwt.org.uk/cwt-announce-awards-short-list/
  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.
  1. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Trust and the theme for the evening is Affordable food: Affordable health. The speakers included Felicity Lawrence, Guardian Journalist; Peter Stefanovic, Social Injustice Campaigner and distinguished Lawyer; and Dan Crossley, Executive Director at the Food Ethics Council.
  1. The Caroline Walker Trust Logo:

  1. The Nutritionist of the Year award has been sponsored by the Nutrition Society nutritionsociety.org and the Association for Nutrition www.associationfornutrition.org
  2. 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.
  3. The Freelance Nutritionist of the Year award has been sponsored by SENSE and the Nutrition Society nutritionsociety.org                     
  4. 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   
  5. 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                                                                                                     
  6. City Harvest has rescued over 7 million meals, collecting and delivering 80,000 meals a week from supermarkets, wholesale markets, manufacturers and the hospitality industry. Their trademark fleet of temperature-controlled vans delivers to over 300 London community programmes, including homeless shelters, mental health community projects, family centres, children’s’ programmes, and domestic abuse refuges. http://www.cityharvest.org.uk/
  1. Jason O’Rourke is the Headteacher at Washingborough Academy, Lincolnshire and the Founder of TastEd. Jason’s work with Washingborough Academy featured extensively in the Government’s 2016 Childhood Obesity Strategy and Plan for Action as best practice in food education and changing food cultures.  Jason’s school has also become the first in the country to receive the Gold Award from the Soil Association’s ‘Food for Life Served Here’ programme.  The School won the School Food Plan Award 2016.  It also was a finalist in the Times Education Supplement Healthy School of the Year award in 2016 and 2017. Jason is also the winner of the Educatering School food Plan Awards in 2016 and was invited to be a Headteacher advisor to the Government Department of Health and Social Care. washingboroughacademy.org and www.tasteeducation.com
  1. Sabine Goodwin was a television news and investigative journalist. Sabine now coordinates the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) and advocates on behalf of its members. Sabine is challenging the government on its policies towards poverty to eradicate food poverty. In 2017 Sabine created a database of independent food banks working across the UK, that highlighted how many food banks were outside the mainstream funded activities.  In addition to the Trussell Trust’s 1200 food banks, Sabine has discovered another 800 hidden food banks, making a total of 2000. Her research was first published in the Guardian in May 2017.  Since then, Sabine has raised the profile of independent food aid providers with the media, ministers, academics and other charities. Sabine works collaboratively with others, including running a joint project with ‘A Menu for Change’ to collate food parcel distribution data from Scottish independent food banks and with Sustain and other members of the End Hunger UK alliance to highlight food insecurity. Sabine also worked as the producer of Food Bank As It Is – a play depicting the reality of food banks.  Added to this Sabine is also now working independently of IFAN with Dr Rachel Loopstra at Kings College London undertaking research on independent food banks in England.
  1. Greg Lessons is a Nutritionist at the London Fire Brigade. Greg works with firefighters to develop personalised nutrition plans, helping them to make healthier food choices, and also holds food preparation master classes with firefighters across the capital.
  1. Dr Laura Wyness was a Senior Research Fellow for three years in the Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation, Edinburgh where she led a range of research projects to help companies reformulate or develop new healthier products. She now works as a Freelance Registered Nutritionist based in Edinburgh https://www.laurawyness.com/.

CWT announced shortlist for Nutritionist and Freelance Nutritionist of the Year

The Caroline Walker Trust (CWT) is delighted to announce the shortlist for CWT Awards 2019 Nutritionist of the Year and Freelance Nutritionist of the Year.  The awards celebrate the best of those who work in evidence-based nutrition.

The awards ceremony, sponsored by the Nutrition Society, SENSE and supported by the Association for Nutrition, will be held on 12 November 2019 at the RSM Chandos House.  Professor Tim Lang, President of the CWT, will be presenting the award to the winner of each category.

Traditionally the Caroline Walker Trust has offered several awards, however, for the first time in 30 years, the Trust has included two new categories for their annual awards.  These are the Nutritionist of the Year and Freelance Nutritionist of the Year.  They have been introduced to mark the 30th anniversary of the trust, and in doing so, these categories reflect Caroline Walker’s work which included public health, researcher, academic, community worker, writer, speaker, media advisor and freelance.

“The 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.  Traditionally the Caroline Walker Trust only offered four awards; however, over the years, these have changed to reflect the dynamic environment in which the Trust operates.” Anka Johnston, Chair of CWT.  This year, the trust has offered six awards, which also includes a Lifetime Achievement award, Food Hero of the Year, Media Campaigner of the Year and Charity Food Campaigner of the Year.

The official shortlist of the CWT 30th Anniversary Awards showcases the high calibre of nutritionists working in a variety of areas.  The shortlisted nominees for Nutritionist of the Year comprise Barbara Bray MBE from the agriculture and farming sector, Dr Kawther Hashem from Action on Sugar, Dr Glenys Jones from the Association for Nutrition, Greg Lessons from the London Fire Brigade and Professor Louis Levy from Public Health England.

The trust also wanted to reflect how Registered Nutritionists work freelance, just like Caroline Walker had done.  The shortlisted nominees for the Freelance Nutritionist of the Year comprise Claire Baseley, Barbara Bray, Shaleen Meelu, Charlotte Stirling-Reed and Dr Laura Wyness.

 “The aim is to highlight the great work of Freelance Nutritionists, to support those who are continuing to make a difference while inspiring a new generation of nutritionists to do likewise,”  said Anka Johnston, Chair of CWT.

The Nutrition Society is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s CWT Awards, an excellent initiative to recognise and reward the contribution of nutritionists.” commented the Nutrition Society.

Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE, SENSE’s Chair commented: “SENSE is delighted to be a part of the CWT celebrations, recognising that these awards are particularly valuable to SENSE self-employed nutritionists, who work across a broad range of disciplines- anywhere that nutrition has an important role to play. As such, this provides an opportunity to justifiably reward their achievements.”

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 an impressive list of submissions, and the Nutrition Society, Association for Nutrition and SENSE for their sponsorship of the Awards.

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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://www.cwt.org.uk/cwt-announce-awards-short-list/
  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.
  1. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Trust and the theme for the evening is Affordable food: Affordable health. The speakers included Felicity Lawrence, Guardian Journalist; Peter Stefanovic, Social Injustice Campaigner and distinguished Lawyer; and Dan Crossley, Executive Director at the Food Ethics Council.
  1. The Caroline Walker Trust Logo:

 

  1. The Nutritionist of the Year award has been sponsored by the Nutrition Society nutritionsociety.org and the Association for Nutrition www.associationfornutrition.org
  2. The Freelance Nutritionist of the Year award has been sponsored by SENSE and the Nutrition Society nutritionsociety.org
  1. 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 Choicesand NHS Careers 
  1. 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.
  1. 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   
  1. Professor Louis Levy, Head of Nutrition Science at Public Health England, said: “I am delighted to be nominated and to see recognition for many good candidates demonstrating the hard work found across the field to improve public health and prevent ill-health.”
  1. Greg Lessons, London Fire Brigade Nutritionist said: “It is a genuine honour to be shortlisted for the prestigious CWT Nutritionist of the Year award, and I am proud to be able to represent the London Met Public Health Nutrition Research Group, as well as colleagues from London Fire Brigade who work every day to save the lives of others.”
  1. Dr Kawther Hashem, Campaign Lead at Action on Sugar based at Queen Mary University of London says, “I am very honoured to have been shortlisted for the Caroline Walker Trust 30th Anniversary ‘Nutritionist of the Year’ award for my work to get companies to improve their products. Thank you to everyone who helped me achieve so much over the last nine years of my career.”
  1. “I‘m truly honoured to have been nominated and shortlisted for an award in the memory of such an inspirational nutritionist like Caroline Walker. It is an absolute privilege to work in such an amazing profession, with so many great opportunities to help improve health and support colleagues reach their goals,” commented Dr Glenys Jones, Communications Manager and Deputy CEO, Association for Nutrition.
  1. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for the awards, and I congratulate my fellow nutritionists on their achievements. This year has been fantastic, first publishing my Nuffield Farming report and then receiving an MBE. The recognition by the Trust of the distinguished nutritionist Caroline Walker is an honour.” Barbara Bray MBE FIFST RNutr NSch, Director of Alo Solutions Ltd alo-solutions.com
  1. “It is an honour to be shortlisted for the Caroline Walker Trust awards. Choosing a career as a Public Health Nutritionist wasn’t and still isn’t easy. Nutritionists are rarely respected/recognised outside their field. Caroline Walker and the Trust were a great source of inspiration and motivation” Shaleen Meelu Co-founder Harborne Food School & Healthy Futures Public Health Nutrition Specialist working with Birmingham City Council and the Food Foundationharbornefoodschool.co.uk  www.healthy-futures.net
  1. “I am passionate about promoting evidence-based public health nutrition and enjoy the variety of ways of communicating nutrition research.  I am therefore extremely proud to be shortlisted for the Caroline Walker Trust Freelance Nutritionist of the Year Award”.  Dr Laura Wyness works as a Freelance Registered Nutritionist based in Edinburgh https://www.laurawyness.com/
  1. “I’m so very pleased to have been nominated for the CWT award for Freelance Nutritionist of the Year. I’ve loved the work that CWT has done for years – ever since I was at University, they’ve always been such a useful resource for Nutritionists. I’m very excited to attend the awards in November – so many fantastic nutritionists have been nominated this year”. Charlotte Stirling-Reed https://www.srnutrition.co.uk/
  1. “I’m delighted to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Caroline Walker Trust Awards. As a passionate Registered Nutritionist I work hard to educate the public and food industry in an engaging yet evidence-based manner via my freelance work and across my social media platforms, website and through the media,” commented Claire Baseley, Director at CLB Nutrition Website: clairebaseley.co.uk