Head Teacher Wins National Food Hero Award

Jason O’Rourke, Head Teacher at Washingborough Academy and a Board Member of the LFP, has won the Caroline Walker Trust Food Hero of the Year Award for his inspirational leadership in food education.

He beat off strong competition from Nutrition Scotland, Street Cube, Fruit and Veg Kids (all national organisations) and Plymouth Soup Run.

It was such an honour to be awarded the Caroline Walker Trust ‘Food Hero of The Year’ award in recognition of the Food Education work that we have developed at Washingborough Academy and also with the TastEd charity.

Schools can have such a positive impact on children’s relationship with food and I would hope that this award inspires more schools to include Food Education into their curriculum.”

The Award was presented in London by Anka Johnston, Chair of CWT and Professor Tim Lang, its President.

Caroline Walker was a British nutritionist, writer, author and campaigner for better food, who died from cancer aged 38. After her death, the Caroline Walker Trust was established with a mission to “improve public health by means of good food”.


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