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North Sydmonton woman nominated for woman of year award

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith


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Romilla Arber
THE CHARITY work of a North Sydmonton woman has received national recognition after she was nominated for a Barclays Woman of the Year Award 2014. Romilla Arber was among 450 nominees invited to a prestigious ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel in London’s Park Lane, where award winners were announced. Mrs Arber was nominated in recognition of the work carried out by her charity, The Food Education Trust, which she founded in 2008. Trust spokeswoman Li Boatwright said: “This is a remarkable achievement for Romilla, who is passionate about the importance of a home-cooked diet.” Mrs Arber said in order to curb the nation’s obesity epidemic, children and adults needed basic food knowledge and confidence. She said: “By educating people how to cook, their need to purchase convenience food and takeaways will gradually decline, leading to improvements in their diets through the consumption of proper food.” The trust is funded by sales of Mrs Arber’s cookery books, including What’s for Dinner? and the award-winning What’s for Dinner? Second Helpings and has donated more than £60,000-worth of cookery equipment and taught thousands of children and adults how to cook from scratch. For more information about The Food Education Trust visit

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