Community Award 2022 - winners and runners-up
We received several applications for the British Nutrition Foundation Drummond Community Award in 2022 which demonstrated some of the amazing community work going on across the UK to try to support healthier eating in vulnerable groups. The judges felt that all nominees should be highly commended, and rather than selecting just one winner, two winners and two runners-up were awarded. The full list of nominees can be found at the bottom of this page.
Winner - Amanda Barbanel, Give.Help.Share
A former primary teacher, Amanda co-founded the charity Give.Help.Share during lockdown 2021 with the aim of feeding vulnerable children nutritious food for the chance of a healthier, brighter future. She has facilitated and coordinated the delivery of over 30,000 food parcels and over 200 food education workshops in schools across Hertfordshire and North London.
Winner - Melissa Mogor, World Cancer Research Fund
Melissa is a public health nutritionist. Whilst working at the World Cancer Research Fund, Melissa identified unmet nutritional needs among people living with cancer and conceived a cook-along programme which empowers participants with knowledge and skills, but also helps combat the isolation many feel. The classes Melissa has sensitively co-hosted give pleasure and improve participants’ quality of life longer-term by helping them eat well again. They are delivered by a professional chef and supported by an oncology dietitian.
Runner-up - Lucy Antal, Feedback Global
Lucy is a Senior Project Manager for Feedback Global. Her work with the Alchemic Kitchen project started as a development space to repurpose surplus fresh food. During lockdown they switched to working directly with local communities. It now has enabled people in an area of Merseyside with very low access to fresh food to utilise a veg van, take cookery classes and obtain free slow cookers to help produce nourishing meals using low amounts of energy.
Runner-up - Hannah Style, FEAST With Us (FEAST)
Hannah is a dietitian and founder of FEAST With Us (FEAST), a food aid charity providing community meals made from surplus foods, as well as nutrition education and skills for people experiencing food poverty across four London Boroughs. FEAST provides a unique opportunity for vulnerable people to prepare healthy food and eat communally, aiming to prevent malnutrition through offering immediate relief and long-term solutions for marginalised groups.
All other nominees:
Aliya Porter, Registered Nutritionist, Porter Nutrition. Nominated for running nutrition workshops for adult carers in the City of Manchester.
Annie Cavanagh, Chef, V or V. Nominated for her work at the FoodHall Project in Sheffield, providing free meals to the community.
Bryce Evans, Professor of Modern World History, Liverpool Hope University. Nominated for his work as a media advocate for better nutrition and the right-to-food campaign, running a community kitchen in his spare time.
Hibbah Osei-Kwasi, Lecturer at the School of Sports, Exercise and Health Science, Loughborough University. Nominated for leading a network of Black nutrition professions who provide support for people of African and Caribbean origin living in Greater Manchester to adopt healthier diets.
Irene Kettle, FFT Organiser, The Rotary Club of Colchester Forum. Nominated for creating a relationship with the Jamie’s Ministry of Food programme to develop a bitesize version of the programme to provide cookery teaching for young carers.
Karen Alford, Volunteer cook, Meal Makers. Nominated for creating a diners’ club within sheltered housing, providing meals and delivering pre-prepared fresh ingredients and slow cookers during the pandemic.
Leigh Higgins, chef, Denton Island Community Centre. Nominated for providing meals for those accessing the Newhaven and Peacehaven Community Supermarkets.
Megan Mehnert, Food services assistant, Family Action. Nominated for planning and delivering healthy eating sessions to support families at risk of or experiencing food insecurity and other challenges such as mental health.
Laura Semmens, Nutritionist, Outward. Nominated for providing nutrition classes for people with learning disabilities, people on the autism spectrum, older people and young people at risk, as well as Outward staff.
Ranjana Babber, Specialist Weight Management Dietitian, More Life. Nominated for the development of a tool supporting participants with type 2 diabetes in the identification of food sources of salt.
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