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Lecture & Award 2010

This year’s event took place at Kensington Town Hall, London W8 on 16th November. The speaker was Oliver Gillie BSc PhD, scientist, writer, Trustee and Vice Chair of the Caroline Walker Trust, whose lecture was entitled:
Sunlight robbery: Vitamin D and public health - Is current UK public health policy on vitamin D fit for purpose?

Hard copies of the lecture are available to purchase or a PDF version is available to download now.

Oliver was a medical correspondent of The Sunday Times and former health editor of The Independent and has won 17 awards for his scientific and medical writing in national newspapers. Most recently he was elected health champion of the year by the Medical Journalists’ Association for his campaign to inform the public and professionals about vitamin D insufficiency disease.

His work over the last seven years has been to pass on information about vitamin D insufficiency to scientists, doctors, and journalists and to lobby government and organisations such as Cancer Research UK for a rational evidence-based public health policy on sunlight and vitamin D.

Oliver Gillie has written 13 books on science, health and lifestyle and made two television documentaries. While medical editor of The Independent he started the Health Page, which was an immediate success and was copied by all the other national quality dailies. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University and a former Fulbright scholar at Stanford University.

A recent BBC Radio 4 broadcast on 20th April 2010 in the series Case Notes, presented by Dr Mark Porter, spotlighted Vitamin D deficiency. You can hear this programme in which Oliver Gillie took part by listening to the clip above.

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Juliet Walker (Chair CWT), Professor Philip James (Vice President) and Dr Oliver Gillie (2010 Lecturer, Trustee and Vice Chair)

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Winners of the Caroline Trust Award 2010

This year the nominees for Caroline Walker Trust awards were chosen by Trustees and Friends of the Trust, and were shortlisted by CWT Trustees. A wide range of individuals and organisations were nominated, all of whom were considered to have made an impact on public health and good food. The judges made three awards:

Food Matters
Victoria Williams, Clare Devereux and Anna Watson run Food Matters offering support and expertise to organisations and individuals working towards creating more sustainable and equitable local, national and global food systems.

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Victoria Williams accepting the award.

Bedfordshire Under 5’s Healthy Eating Award Team
Helen Glyn-Davies is the nutrition and dietetic manager for Bedfordshire Community Health Services and was instrumental in setting up and running the Under 5 Healthy Eating Award which has been running for over 10 years.

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Helen Glyn-Davies, Sue Jordon, Louise Grogan and Emma Cronly-Dillon

Patti Rundall
Patti continues to be an absolute force in ensuring that infants and children’s nutritional health is protected by challenging health claims and promoting optimal infant feeding worldwide.

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We would like to thank the judges of the 2010 awards: Charlie Powell, Liza Draper, Marjon Willers and Helen Crawley.

Caroline Walker Trustees’ Special Award
This year’s Special Award is presented to Joe Harvey, who chaired CWT for six years, in recognition of his commitment and support to the Trust over that time.

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The Maggie Sanderson Student Award 2010

This award was established originally in Caroline’s name to reward undergraduate achievement and to encourage future nutritionists in their work. We re-named it the Maggie Sanderson award in honour of our past Chair Maggie Sanderson who spent most of her working life encouraging and supporting nutrition education.

This year we asked students to write a memorandum to the new coalition Government setting out priorities for public health nutrition for the next term. We would like to congratulate the two short-listed essay writers: Yasmin Chotaidelima from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and Anvesha Mahendra from Glasgow University.

This year’s prize was awarded to Anvesha Mahendra and you can read the winning essay here (PDF - 70k)

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