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About the Trust


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The Caroline Walker Trust is dedicated to the improvement of public health through good food. Established in 1989 to continue the work of the distinguished nutritionist, writer and campaigner Caroline Walker, the Trust is a charity which undertakes specific projects, funded by grants and donations.

A major part of our work is to produce expert reports which establish nutritional guidelines for vulnerable groups – including children and older people.  Our Eating Well guides for vulnerable groups are well recognised and used in a variety of clinical, academic and community settings.  We also work with local councils to improve their Eat Well guides and resources, along with developing opportunities for healthy eating events and training for vulnerable groups.

Every year, we host the World’s Healthiest Afternoon Tea.  This is our primary fundraising event to support community based healthy eating afternoon tea initiatives.  Our recipes have been donated from Nutrition and Dietetic students around the UK as part of our mentoring scheme and are consumer tested by volunteers, including Duke of Edinburgh students for their DofE award scheme.

Every other year the Trust hosts a keynote lecture by leading figures in the field of food and public health.  Due to Covid, we are currently holding smaller online events. We hope to return to hosting in-person keynote lectures in due course.

We also recognise people who demonstrate a commitment to improving public health through good food with our Annual Awards scheme.  Our awards include The Charity Food Campaigner of the Year, The Nutritionist of the Year, The Freelance Nutritionist of the Year, The Lecturer of the Year, Workplace Nutrition Programme of the Year, and The Council Food Programme of the Year.  Our most prestigious award is The Lifetime Achievement Award.  Recent Lifetime Achievement awards have included Professor Philip James, Lord John Krebs, Prue Leith and Dr Margaret Ashwell.

With its various activities, the Trust provides a unique forum for people in science, government, industry and the media as well as professional, consumer and voluntary organisations concerned with food, nutrition and public health.

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