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CWT Annual Awards 2022 Shortlist Announcement

For Immediate Release


Shortlist for the 2022 Caroline Walker Trust Awards Announced

28 February 2023 // The Caroline Walker Trust (CWT) is delighted to announce the 2022 CWT Awards shortlist. The awards celebrate the successes in the food and nutrition field to inspire others in this sector to continue the important work they do to support our nation’s health and to advance food and nutrition standards. The theme for this year’s award is food sustainability, with four award categories to reflect the diversity of career paths in the nutrition field: Charity Food Campaigner of the Year, Nutritionist of the Year; Freelance Nutritionist of the Year; and Nutrition, Food Science or Dietetic Lecturer of the Year.

The winner of each category will receive the title, an award certificate, £250 honoraria and a star trophy.

Commenting on the entries received, Kathy Lewis, Interim Chair of the CWT, said, “We are delighted with the diverse range and high-quality entries to this year’s Caroline Walker Trust Awards. Every year we are thrilled to hear of so many ongoing initiatives with a common goal of improving our nation’s health that we hope will continue to inspire and enthuse others working in the nutrition field. The focus on sustainable food highlights the many approaches which are being implemented to demonstrate that food which is good for us is also good for the environment.

The final shortlisted nominees for each category are as follows:
Nutritionist of the Year – Dr Glenys Jones, Rhiannon Lambert, Haleh Moravej
Freelance Nutritionist of the Year – Ms Clemence Cleave, Mrs Charlotte Stirling-Reed
Nutrition, Food Science or Dietetic Lecturer of the Year – Dr Clare Pettinger (University of Plymouth), Dr Adele Costabile (Roehampton University), Dr Christian Reynolds (City, University of London)
Charity Food Campaigner of the Year – School Food Matters, Sustain, Edinburgh Community Food

“On behalf of CWT, I would like to congratulate all the shortlisted nominees and everyone who submitted nominations and thank the judges for their work,” continued Kathy Lewis.

The 2022 CWT Awards were sponsored by the Nutrition Society, Association for Nutrition and SENSE.

For further information on the awards nominations: The CWT Annual Awards 2022 | The Caroline Walker Trust

Contact Kathy Lewis at 07961 317 621


Notes to the Editor

The Awards

For information on the background to the awards and how the result arrived, see: The CWT Annual Awards 2022 | The Caroline Walker Trust

The Caroline Walker Trust

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.

Our Sponsors

The Nutrition Society  was established in 1941 and is one of the largest learned societies for nutrition in the world. With over 2,5000 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 training through its newly established e-learning academy. 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 interest in nutritional science.

SENSE is the original unique network for professional self-employed Registered Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians. It is a diverse network of friendly freelance Nutritionists. Founded in 1996 by Dr Margaret Ashwell, members benefit from regular AfN accredited CPD events, networking opportunities, collaborative working, website listings to showcase nutrition specialism, resources, and support and advice from our experienced membership.

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.

Quote from short-listed entry
Charity Food Campaigner of the Year
Sustain – Ben Reynolds, Deputy CEO of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, commented on the organisation’s nomination:

“We are delighted with this nomination. It’s been another tough year for people struggling to eat healthy, affordable and sustainable food and for those campaigning for policies and practices to improve our food system. In the face of this, my colleagues, together with organisations in our alliance, have performed nothing short of miracles.”

Stephanie Slater, Founder and Chief Executive, School Food Matters

“We want every child in every school to have access to healthy, sustainable meals, and to understand the vital contribution nutritious food makes to their health and happiness.”

“Our food system is broken, putting children’s health at risk. But schools can play a role in ensuring that children receive the good nutrition they need to thrive and by working together we can create a generation that understands about how good food supports their health and happiness.”

School Food Matters is the charity that knows schools. Founded in 2007, the charity was born out of a grassroots campaign that transformed school meals for 38 schools in the London Borough of Richmond. We now work in all London boroughs and in cities throughout England.

We raise funds so that we can offer free food education programmes to schools. We use our extensive knowledge, gained from delivering these programmes over 15 years, to advocate for better school meals and vital food education. We work in partnership with charities that share our mission, bringing the voices of children, parents and teachers to government policy.

Louise Cairn, Food and Health Development Officer, Edinburgh Community Food, Shortlisted CWT Charity Food Campaigner of the Year nominee
“Everyone at Edinburgh Community Food is delighted to be nominated for the Charity Food Campaigner of the Year. We’re passionate about improving health, reducing inequality and shouting about how important it is that everyone has equal access to good, sustainable nutrition. We are very proud of our Grow Strong project. Children learn by getting stuck in and getting their hands dirty, that is exactly what we wanted to achieve with the project, and we look forward to building on it to create an even bigger and better campaign.”

Nutritionist of the Year
Dr Glenys Jones

“I am absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for the CWT Nutritionist of the Year award. We have a truly wonderful profession full of amazing professionals, and I am honoured to be able to contribute in my small way to promoting Caroline’s vision of improving public health through good food.

Rhiannon Lambert – RNutr, Founder of Rhitrition and Sunday Times Best Selling Author

“As a registered nutritionist it is an absolute honour to be nominated for nutritionist of the year. For many years I have been striving to make nutritional science accessible to all. Helping the public fight dietary myths and inspiring them to make informed choices about their nutrition and wellbeing. No one should feel alone and confused about their diet when we have access to more knowledge than ever before.”

Haleh Moravej, Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences and MetMUnch Social
“I am absolutely thrilled and deeply grateful to the Caroline Walker Trust for nominating me as Nutritionist of the Year. It’s a true honour to be recognised alongside other incredible leaders. Thank you for acknowledging my full commitment to sustainable nutrition, food, and fun for the past 15 years. This nomination has given me even more energy and inspiration to continue educating and empowering the next generation of food and nutrition leaders.”
Freelance Nutritionist of the Year
Ms Clemence Cleave Freelance Nutritionist and Founder of Rocket Fuel Wellbeing

“Being a freelance nutritionist is much more than delivering evidence-based nutrition. It’s about guiding and empowering people to find their unique way to nourish themselves.  Success looks different for everyone – through my work, I thrive on meeting my clients where they are, providing the support they need.”Clémence Cleave (MSc, RNutr) is a freelance nutritionist and founder of Rocket Fuel Wellbeing.  She is also a trained chef, a visiting lecturer in public health and a published author. She works with individuals and organisations, delivering workshops, health programmes and 1-to-1 nutrition coaching, taking the individuality of her clients into account.

Charlotte Stirling-Reed, R.Nutr., 

“I’m so honoured to be nominated for Freelance Nutritionist of the Year. I’ve spent years dedicating my work to helping parents and carers to feed their families with confidence and offering advice via a variety of media within the UK. It’s really special to be recognized by the Caroline Walker Trust.”

Nutrition, Food Science or Dietetic Lecturer of the Year
Dr Christian Reynolds, Reader in Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London
“Education is central to transforming the food system to improve the nutrition and health of individuals, society, the economy, and the planet. It is amazing to have been nominated as CWT Lecturer of the Year.
This nomination highlights the great teaching and research carried out at the Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London. Together, we continue to educate the next generation of food system change-makers and provide impactful research to support government and civil society. I am proud of my own Sustainability focused research supporting the FSA, DEFRA and zero waste Scotland over the last 12 months. It has also been great leading the Nutrition Society’s theme on Food Systems; I relish opportunities to communicate with the nutrition community on integrating Sustainably and food systems into their own practice.”


Dr Adele Costabile, R.Nutr.,

“Can gut bugs change the world? This was the question I asked myself 20 years ago when I developed a fascination for the microbial world and its impact on our health. I research the ways which bacteria and food interact, and how we can improve health by targeting certain bacteria”.Dr Adele Costabile is affiliated with the University of Roehampton where she holds the title of Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Nutrition. She is also Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition and a member of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP). Her research focuses on the role of the gut microbiota and the validation of human intervention strategies, via biomolecular approaches including gut model systems and human trials. She is currently researching how diet can be used to reduce risk for certain disease.

Dr Clare Pettinger, Lecturer Public Health Dietetics & Programme Lead for MSc Human Nutrition

“It is my great honour to have been nominated for CWT  ‘lecturer of the year’ on the topic of ‘food sustainability’. This topic is a great passion of mine – I am an enthusiastic advocate for promoting healthy sustainable diets and food systems both in my educational (lecturer) role and in my community activist role.  It is a matter of social justice – our food system currently fails those most in need, meaning that nutritional and social inequalities have become common place. Facilitated learning with students on this topic, to consider sustainability and complexity/systems thinking and food justice within their learning is essential for future nutrition professionals. These critical elements offer transferable skills to develop practitioners who are resilient, innovative and compassionate in their future nutrition careers, in an ever changing world…”


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