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Lectures, shortlists and award winners from 1998-2006

2006 Lecture & Awards

1st November 2006 - City University, Northampton Square, London EC1
Diet and chronic disease: how well can - and need we - establish causation? Professor George Davey Smith
  • Social Enterprise Category: Grimethorpe Healthy Living Cafe

  • Individual Category: Claire Pritchard, Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency

  • Public Procurement Category: Mike Duckett, Royal Brompton Hospital, London

  • Community Groups: Isle of Wight Healthy Eating Alliance

  • Special Lifetime Awards: Dr. Tim Lobstein & Kath Dalmeny

  • Maggie Sanderson Student Awards: Janet Ward & Danielle Cheeseman.

2005 Lecture & Awards

3rd November 2005 - City University, Northampton Square, London EC1
Eating well at school - nutritional and practical guidelines
The Caroline Walker Trust and The National Heart Forum

Speakers included:
Dr Michael Nelson (King's College London) who conducted research on school meals and who has the distinction of being the only person on both the 1992 and 2005 CWT Expert Working Parties looking at food in school as well as coordinating the Nutrition Team, a part of the School Meals Review Panel (SMRP) making recommendations to DfES for new national school meal standards.

Joe Harvey (Director of the Health Education Trust and Chair, CWT) who heads the Schools Team on the SMRP talked about some of the considerable policy and infrastructure issues relating to food services in schools arising from the panel's recommendations.

Dr Helen Crawley
(author of the Eating well at school report) talking about future innovations and developments in CWT work which aim to improve public health through good food.
  • Special Overall Award: Liverpool Food Workers

  • Sarah Jackson, Yeovil Health Opportunities Programme

  • Greater Nottingham Food Initiatives Group

  • Hull City Council

  • Magic Breakfast, London

Also shortlisted
Claire Pritchard, Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency
Ms Jenny Davies, Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton,
Cooking Your Way to Health (Ealing/Acton)
Shepherds Bush Healthy Living Centre
Northampton Community Food Project
Community Chefs, East Sussex
Michael Duckett, The Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Field Kitchen Concept at Riverford Organics

Student Award 2005
Kate Barlow and Katrina Reid from the University of Glasgow
Hungry for success: an evaluation of the nutrient content of primary school lunches in South Lanarkshire.

2004 Lecture & Awards

3rd November 2004 - The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace SW1
School Meals and Sustainable Food Chains: the role of creative public procurement
Professor Kevin Morgan.

Kevin Morgan is Professor of European Regional Development in the School of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University. His research interests revolve around four main themes: sustainable agri-food chains; innovation in the private and public sectors: regional development and political devolution. He acted as an adviser to the OECD, European Commission, and regional governments and development agencies throughout the European Union. Professor Morgan gave The Maggie Sanderson Memorial Lecture to celebrate her life and work and which was dedicated to her memory.

  • Jon Thornes, Cool Milk at School Ltd

  • Birmingham Food Net community group

  • Lynn Rawlston, Fostering Services, Warwickshire County Council

  • Bedfordshire Under 5s Healthy Eating Award Team

  • Bradford and Airedale District Food Network

Shortlisted nominees
Liverpool Food Workers
Joanne Micklam (Senior Dietitian) City Health Clinic, Peterborough
Arnold Fewell, My School Lunch project and website
The Quarry Cafe, Powys, The Centre for Alternatie Technology (CAT)
Erica Myers, Sure Start Ryde, Isle of Wight
Manchester Fayre, Caterers New Smithfield Market
Mary Whiting's Dump the Junk

2003 Lecture & Awards

6th November 2003 - The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace SW1
The Fate of Nations: Food and Nutrition Policy in the New World
Geoffrey Cannon

Geoffrey was married to Caroline Walker and is a founder of the Caroline Walker Trust. He now lives and works in Brazil, and has been a member of both UK and Brazilian national delegations to the World Health Organization. In Britain he was Chairman of the National Food Alliance (now Sustain), Director of Science of the World Cancer Research Fund, a best-selling author, and a prizewinning journalist and campaigner.

  • Professor Annie Anderson

  • Bradford Education Contract Services

  • Parents Jury

  • Consensus Action on Salt and Health [CASH]

  • Food Chain

  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Aubrey Sheiham

Shortlisted nominees
Growing Capacity Project
Grab 5 Project
Hartcliffe Health and Environment Action Group

2002 Lecture & Awards

6th November 2002 - The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace SW1
The Role of Nutrition in Human Evolution
Professor Michael A Crawford

Professor Crawford is Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, Faculty of Science, Computing and Engineering at London Metropolitan University and a leading authority on brain development and evolution. His main research interest is understanding the key interaction between nutrition affecting membrane lipids and gene expression. He was appointed as The Danone Chair at the University of Ghent and Honorary Professor of the Albert Schweitzer University.

  • Sandwell Health Partnership

  • the Consumers' Association's Honest Labelling campaign

  • the British Nutrition Foundation's Education Group

  • Professor Tim Lang

  • City University

2001 Lecture & Awards

7th November 2001 - The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace SW1 Inadequacies in Health - The Role of Nutrition
Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of the International Centre for Health and Society at University College London, has been at the forefront of research into health inequalities for the past 20 years, as Principal Investigator of the Whitehall studies of British civil servants, investigating explanations for the striking inverse social gradient in morbidity and mortality. He was awarded a knighthood in 2000 for services to epidemiology and understanding health inequalities. In this lecture he shared his vast knowledge and helped us to understand health inequalities. There was also a chance to hear form Chris Davies, Corporate Director for Social Services in Somerset talking about his experience in putting the Trust's report 'Eating well for looked after children and young people' into practice.

  • Nina Planck of London Farmers' Markets

  • Dave Rex, Policy Officer

  • Sharon Rourke, The Countryside Alliance

  • Lizzie Vann, BabyOrganix

  • the Hyperactive Childrens' Support Group

  • The Small School, Hartland, Devon

  • the RSA Focus of Food Campaign

2000 Lecture & Awards

2nd November 2000 - The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace SW1
The Food Standards Agency - A Vision for the Future
Sir John Krebbs

Consumer Advocate category
: Toby Peters and Community Owned Retailing, MacLeans Bakery, Somerset Food Links.
Media category: Sheila Dillon, BBC R4 Food Programme.
Science category
: Dr Aileen Robertson, Barbara Dobson, Dr John Middleton.
Industry category
: The Focus on Food Campaign.