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CWT produce evidence based reports which provide nutritional and practical guidelines to encourage eating well among specific vulnerable population groups. These reports are put together with a multi-disciplinary working group and make a number of recommendations which we think should be adopted locally and nationally to make a real difference to public health. We also produce some training materials to accompany our reports.

Our publications can be downloaded or hard copies can be purchased via Amazon.

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  • Eating well at school

    In these guidelines, CWT and the National Heart Forum have joined forces to produce a detailed, evidence-based summary of the factors associated with eating well in school and have updated the 1992 nutrient-based standards to reflect new scientific evidence and advice.

    These guidelines go further than the original 1992 publication in looking at food and drinks in school across the school day and brings the arguments for an improved school food system up to date.

    These guidelines provide background information on the nutritional needs of school children and health issues for this group and provide sources of help and advice on all aspects of school food as well as clear recommendations on measures needed to ensure positive change.

  • Eating well for looked after children and young people

    The Caroline Walker Trust (2001)

    These guidelines set out practical and nutritional guidelines to help all those who care for children in residential homes and foster care understand more about eating well for this group.

    These guidelines will enable carers, and those who monitor care settings, to ensure that the young people have a nutritionally balanced, varied and tasty diet. It also provides recommendations for linking food knowledge into care and the skills that young people will need when they become independent.

    Produced with funding from the British Heart Foundation, the Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency.

  • Nutrient-based Standards for School Food

    CWT and The National Heart Forum (2005)

    This free document contains a summary of the nutrient-based standards taken from the guidelines Eating Well at School: Nutritional and Practical Guidelines, which is available to purchase.

    Printed copies of Nutrient-based standards for school food are also available to order free of charge from the National Heart Forum

  • Eating Well for Older People with Dementia

    For too long weight loss and poor nutritional status have been seen as an inevitable consequence of dementia.

    Eating well for older people with Dementia challenges that view by showing how a healthy, balanced diet, firmly founded on variety and quality, can help significantly in promoting and implementing the health and quality of life of older people with dementia.

    This work results from the ground-breaking earlier report, Eating well for older people which gave nutritional guidelines for food served in residential and nursing homes and community meals.

    These guidelines look more closely at dementia and:

    • how dementia affects the ability to eat
    • examines the role that good nutrition can play in the care of older people with dementia
    • emphasises the importance of organisational commitment to good nutrition and the need for appropriate staff training, and
    • provides practical and nutritional guidelines for residential and nursing homes and others catering for older people with dementia.
  • Nutrition policy across the UK

    Martin Caraher, Helen Crawley and Sue Lloyd, Centre for Food Policy, City University

    This report looks at current food policy in each of the four administrative areas of the UK: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In order to illustrate differences, and similarities, in policy, it focussed on four topics: the issue of food inequalities, and the public health nutrition policy areas of infant feeding, school food, and childhood obesity.

  • ‘I hear it’s the closest to breast milk’

    Jessica Mitchell (2009)

    CWT commissioned Jessica Mitchell of The Food Commission to write a review of the discussions of parents, and parents-to-be, around formula and formula feeding on web discussion sites. This report was prepared to support the Food Standards Agency independent review of the controls on infant formula and follow-on formula and is only available as a pdf download.

  • Public health nutrition: Challenges for the 21st century

    A report produced for the Caroline Walker Trust’s first Eating Well conference, 25th November 2008. It looks back at the achievements over the previous 20 years and suggests ways forward for the future.

  • Sustainable Food: A Guide for Early Years Settings

    Georgia Machell (2010)

    This guide provides some ideas and advice to Early Years settings on how to provide more sustainable food.

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