Food Education Trust

The Food Education Trust Awards Its Largest Donation To Date To The Clere Secondary School In Hampshire

January 2015

Three years ago, Berkshire mum of four, Romilla Arber founded The Food Education Trust and made it her mission to educate the nation and equip both children and adults with basic cookery skills to enable the UK to cook meals from scratch and to rely less on processed and convenience food. The Food Education Trust has made its largest donation to date to the Clere Secondary School in Hampshire which received £2800.00 of much needed cookery equipment for the school.

The £2800.00 donation has enabled Clere Secondary School to replace essential cookery items with brand-new modern cooking equipment, which will not only greatly assist the pupils’ in their lessons, it will also mean that children will no longer have to wait to use utensils, saucepans, knifes and blenders to complete each dish made in every class. Thanks to The Food Education Trust, there is now enough vital equipment for each class to run smoothly and efficiently. “We cannot thank The Food Education Trust enough for their generous donation. The funding has enabled the Clere Secondary School to purchase much needed cookery apparatus that will greatly improve the quality of each lesson. Thanks to The Food Education Trust, we now have enough resources will be able to accommodate more children who choose Food Technology as part of their G.C.S.E’s.” Enthused Cheryl Wheeler, Food Technology teacher at the Clere Secondary School.

The Food Education Trust is wholly funded by sales of founder, Romilla Arber’s cookery manual, “What’s for Dinner?”. “What’s for Dinner?” is unlike any other cookery book available in the UK as it features a time-saving shopping list for the week, along with a well thought out weekly menu comprised of seven meals, a Sunday pud and a tea-time treat for the family. It is designed to take the stress out of preparing fresh and delicious family meals on a daily basis and encourages people to cook meals from scratch.

The charity has been working tirelessly to fulfill its aim of educating children and adults in the importance of a balanced diet and teaching them cooking skills for life. In supporting the work of schools such as Clere Secondary School, The Food Education Trust hopes to teach children the cooking skills that will set them up for a life of healthy eating.