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Our diet after Brexit and COVID-19

Date: Tuesday 1 June 2021
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm (BST)

Join this webinar to review the status of the British diet following the disruption of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. How have we coped? How has the nutrition and health status of the population changed? What else needs doing?

This interactive webinar will bring together a multidisciplinary team of experts from both academia and industry. It will be relevant to professionals, including medical practitioners, dietitians, nutritionists and academic scientists working in the field of nutrition and health.

Please browse below for details and book to join.

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Can’t watch the live session? Don’t worry, the webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom.

Invitation to attend Elsie Widdowson Plaque Unveiling

Elsie Widdowson CH CBE FRS  was a pioneer nutrition scientist and dietitian who worked in Cambridge and lived in Barrington from 1938 until her death in 2000. Among many other things, she created the first UK food composition tables, tested wartime rations and shaped the modern loaf.

Her blue plaque ( from Cambridge, Past, Present and Future)  was financed by the Nutrition Society, the British Dietetic Association, the British Nutrition Foundation, and the Royal Society. It will be unveiled by Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE ( Elsie’s friend, colleague and biographer)  in two short ceremonies to take place in Barrington on 27/6/21.  The first ceremony will be in the Village Hall at 13.00. The second (an action replay of the first) will take place on the Village Green at 16.00 near the eventual siting of the plaque on the house adjoining the shop, which used to be the village bakery. The event has been planned to coincide with Barrington Open Gardens which takes place between 14.00 and 17.00 on that afternoon https://www.opengardens.co.uk/open_gardens.php?id=27 . There will be an exhibition about Elsie in the Village Hall.

All are welcome to come to Barrington for the afternoon and to attend the 16.00 ceremony. Special invitations to Elsie’s close friends and colleagues will be sent for the 13.00 ceremony, because of the need to limit numbers in the Hall.

CWT Announce Winners of the 2020 Annual Awards

The Caroline Walker Trust is delighted to announce the following winners of their Annual Awards 2020.  A reception will be held in 2021, subject to restrictions imposed by Covid-19.  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, The Nutritionist of the Year and the Freelance Nutritionist of the Year.

“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. Each year we find inspiring individuals who have done exceptional work. This year our theme ‘To Triumph Through Adversity’ showcased some exceptionally dedicated individuals who work to improve the quality of our food.” explained Kathy Lewis, Acting Chair of CWT.

CWT would like to congratulate all the winners and runners-up of the CWT Awards 2020, and a special mention to all those shortlisted who also show exceptional courage and hard work.

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

The Caroline Walker Trust Lifetime Achievement Award

Recipient: Lord John Krebs

The CWT Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded to Lord John Krebs, Chairman of the House of Lords Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee, Principal of Jesus College, and Former Chairman of the Food Standards Agency (FSA). “Food campaigners take many forms: Lord Krebs has taken a more formal route than most, yet he has had a direct impact on our food,” stated Kathy Lewis, Acting Chair of CWT.

Lord Krebs was appointed the first Chairman of the Food Standards Agency in 2000 until 2005, a post in which he was outspoken regarding the role of food and health. Just after the launch of the FSA, precisely twenty years ago, Lord Krebs spoke at the CWT Annual Awards regarding the FSA’s role to improve food and nutrition and what he hoped to achieve. Since leaving the FSA, Lord Krebs has continued to campaign for the improvement of our food, diet and health. He has worked with industry, campaign groups, academia and regularly speaks in the House of Lords on matters ranging from Food Supply and Security to the National Schools Breakfast Programme.  More recently, Lord Krebs chaired the Select Committee report on “Hungry for Change: Fixing the Failures in Food” published in June 2020.

“Lord Krebs is an ardent campaigner, full of passion and commitment to improving our food and our health. His outspoken, collaborative approach continues to make the inroads to maintaining and advancing the standards of food and nutrition.  We are honoured he has accepted the CWT Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Charity Food Campaigner of the Year

Joint Winners: Feast with Us! and Feeding Britain

Hannah Style, Founder and Chairperson, Feast with Us
“In multiple sites across London, 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.”

Click here for more information on Feast with Us!

Andrew Forsey, National Director, Feeding Britain

‘We owe a debt of gratitude to the staff, volunteers, and supporters across the Feeding Britain network who, on a daily basis, transform people’s lives with good food. This award from the Caroline Walker Trust is a fitting reflection of their hard work.’ 

Click here for more information on Feeding Britain.

Food Hero of the Year

Winner: Andrea Zick
Runner-up:  Haleh Moravej and the MetMUnch team

Andrea Zick, Chef and Nutritionist, PA

“I am thrilled to have won this award and while I was personally recognised, this work would not have been possible without the help of so many others. Dedicated people, some of whom I have only gotten to know in this year of crisis, such as the team from the Irish Centre and Catford Fridge in Lewisham. Secondly, this is also an incredible credit to the team at the OXO Tower Restaurant who bought into the idea of using the space for community meals. Without the leadership of the business and our many community contacts from various routes, we would have not been able to help so many people. A big thank you must go to the team at OXO.”

Click here for more information on Andrea Zick nomination

Media Food Campaigner of the Year

Winner: Early Start Nutrition
Runner-up: @AfNutr.,

Edwina Revel, Programme Director, and Georgia Leech, Senior Nutritionist

We’re extremely honoured to win the CWT Media Campaigner of the Year Award 2020! This year more than ever, it’s been imperative to ensure families are supported with practical, evidence-based guidance and we hope our social media accounts and online resources have been useful and provided a source of positivity at this time. We’re absolutely delighted to receive this award, as The Caroline Walker Trust is held in such high regard and we’re so grateful there is a platform that champions the importance of food and nutrition in improving health outcomes for all. The award has certainly inspired us to continue to use social media as a positive platform to share evidence-based nutrition advice with families and professionals. Thank you CTW!

Click here for more information on Early Start Nutrition nomination

Nutritionist of the Year

Winner: Suzanne Fletcher, R.Nutr.,

Suzanne Fletcher, Registered Nutritionist and Founder at Nutrition Scotland

“I love who and what the Caroline Walker Trust represents, it’s a great privilege to receive recognition for my work with Nutrition Scotland. I feel incredibly grateful and thoroughly motivated to keep contributing and exploring ways we can make a difference to communities most in need.”

Click here for more information on Suzanne Fletcher’s nomination

Freelance Nutritionist of the Year

Winner: Dr Lucy Williamson
Runner-up: Barbara Bray, MBE

Dr Lucy Williamson, Freelance Registered Nutritionist at LWNutrition

“I’m just overjoyed to have been given this award which recognises the importance of communicating the value of our fabulous British food for our future health, and the passion of those producing it, at the very start of the food chain. This year I have learnt more than ever, the value in working collaboratively to achieve more, especially when working freelance. I’m proud to be part of our profession reaching out together to inspire better health, and I look forward to forging stronger links between producers, consumers and good food. I can’t thank the Caroline Walker Trust enough for this opportunity”

Click here for more information on Dr Lucy Williamson’s nomination

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Kathy Lewis, Acting Chair for CWT
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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 the theme is ‘To Triumph Through Adversity’ to reflect the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on our food and diet.
  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                                                                                                     

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.
  4. The Caroline Walker Trust Logo:
  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

 

 

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