Top work wins highest health accolade for Sheffield based children’s food charity

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A Sheffield-based charity has landed a top award for its work in improving children’s health and wellbeing.

The Children’s Food Trust has been given a three-year award by the Royal Society for Public Health in recognition of its work in developing and implementing health promotion and community wellbeing strategies and initiatives.

The charity, based on East Parade in the city centre, is one of just six organisations to receive the health and wellbeing award.

Linda Cregan, chief executive of the Children’s Food Trust, said: “We are extremely proud to receive this wonderful recognition of our work.

“Our core focus is to protect every child’s right to nutritious food, as this is essential to them achieving their full potential.

“We work directly with children, their families, communities, schools, early years settings and a diverse range of people and professionals to help make this happen.

“The award will be a real boost to everyone involved in helping us to help children eat better and do better.”

The charity has been commended for its Let’s Get Cooking programme, its work on national food policy, and its Eat Better, Start Better programme for young children.