The First Steps Team
Everyone who works at First Steps Nutrition Trust feels passionately about the need for better information and support for good nutrition – and good food – from pre-conception to five years.
The Trust is virtual, with no offices or full-time staff, and all those who work for First Steps do so on a part-time and freelance basis to fit in with other work and commitments.
Work for the Trust is currently being undertaken by the Trust Director, Dr Helen Crawley, Erica Hocking, Arabella Hayter, Diana Hawdon, Susan Westland, Rosie Leyden, Helena Little and Jessica Mitchell.
First Steps Nutrition Trust has three trustees:
Professor Carolyn Summerbell is Principal, and Professor of Human Nutrition, at John Snow College in Durham and is also a dietitian and registered nutritionist. Carolyn is a world expert in obesity and is involved in projects internationally which aim to tackle the current rise in childhood obesity.
Dr Lucy Cooke is a senior research associate at University College London with expertise in children's food preferences and eating habits. She is involved in work to develop children's healthy food preferences and to consider the impact of the family food environment on children's eating habits.
Anna Van Der Hurd is the Director of the funding charity The A Team Foundation and brings with her considerable experience in running and supporting charities and ensuring that work is completed efficiently and effectively. Anna currently lives in New York and combines her charity management with developing her fine art skills.
First Steps Nutrition Trust relies on charitable and research grant funding to do its work.
We only accept funds from registered charities, research funding and individual donations and will remain wholly independent of commercial funding.