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December 2008

Ongoing and future projects

During 2009 CWT will be publishing the training materials for support workers of adults with learning disabilities, a report on infant milks, and an expert report on eating well in pregnancy with particular reference to vulnerable women. Additionally we will focus work on food access for older people and the nutritional needs of adults with spinal cord injuries. Email alerts will be sent out when any new project reports or downloads become available.


We have a limited supply of the conference publication Public health nutrition - Challenges for the 21st century available to purchase at £10 and you will find details of this on the order form on the website

A PDF version of Eating Well for Under 5’s in Childcare: Nutritional and practical guidelines is now available on the website as a free download. I am sure many of you have been waiting for this useful resource to be made freely accessible, and I would urge you to consider making a donation through Paypal if you access this publication regularly.

June 2008

Trust news

We are very pleased to welcome three new Trustees this year: Megan Pacey who works for the Institute of Fund Raising, and Olivia Henley and Juliet Walker, Caroline’s sisters. We are delighted that they have agreed to join us and share their expertise and enthusiasm. We bid a sad goodbye to two long standing Trustees, Dr Martin Caraher and Professor Richard Watt at the end of last year. For many years Martin has organised the CWT Awards and Richard the Student Awards and the regard in which these are held is testament to their hard work in these areas. We extend our grateful thanks to them. CWT also has a new additional part-time science director, Dr Lisa Wilson. Lisa is a public health nutritionist with particular expertise in nutrition and older people as well as in community food partnerships and we are extremely fortunate that she is now able to commit some of her time to CWT projects.


Sales of our reports has been made more efficient as we successfully introduced online payments through Paypal last year and are now also able to receive payments in Euros and other currencies. Our remit is always to ensure that as many people as possible have access to our materials and we are pleased that we can now offer downloadable PDF copies of our reports Eating well for older people, Eating well for looked after children, Eating well at school and for the VOICES report Eating well for older people with dementia. We will shortly also have available downloadable versions of the Eating well for under 5s resources. Although these are free downloads, donations can be made via Paypal and are much appreciated. Very good discounts for bulk orders of the hard copies of our materials, which still remain the most useful resource for those working in specific areas, can be arranged by emailing

Our new report Eating Well: Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities was published in November 2007 and provides evidence based information on the nutritional needs of children and adults with learning disabilities and provides practical guidance on how the nutritional status of this vulnerable population group can be improved. You can download a free PDF of the Summary and Recommendations from this report and buy hard copies of the full 160 page document for £20 including p&p.

During 2008 we are also hoping to prepare some Training Materials to accompany this report which will enable all those who support people with learning disabilities to gain clear, practical guidance on how to encourage eating well. Details of these will be made available on the website in due course. We are pleased to announce that we received a very generous personal donation this year which will allow us to produce a new report on Eating Well for Pregnancy which we aim to publish in early 2009.

20th Anniversary

This year is a landmark year for CWT as we celebrate 20 years since Caroline’s untimely death in 1988. We have therefore decided to hold a one day conference on Tuesday 25th November 2008 at the Kensington Town Hall to reflect on the work of the Trust over the past 20 years Public health nutrition – Challenges for the 21st century The first Caroline Walker Trust ‘Eating Well’ conference

This will:
  • provide a platform for a timely reminder of the importance of promoting a wide range of public health nutrition issues and improving nutritional provision among vulnerable groups

  • summarise key public health nutrition issues

  • highlight key areas for intervention at local and national level.

The conference will focus on nutrition from pregnancy, through early years to old age, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable groups .

There will be a new publication to accompany the conference entitled Public health nutrition – Challenges for the 21st century which will summarise and reinvigorate the recommendations made by the Trust over the past 20 years.

You will find a flier and booking form enclosed with full details, and we hope that many of you who usually attend the Lecture and Awards each year will take the time to join us for this landmark event. You can also book online at We are extremely excited at the prospect of joining together like minded people with a view to pushing The Caroline Walker Trust forward to set an agenda for the years to come.