Student wins top BNF award

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Weydon School student wins top BNF award for excellence in food and nutrition studies

Weydon School student, Amelia Bowen, has received a British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Education Award for outstanding achievements in her food and nutrition studies. Amelia Bowen’s Food & Nutrition teachers, Mrs Nicky Hayes and Mrs Yvonne Child, also received an award for their ongoing commitment and support. The awards were presented by the BNF’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, at the annual BNF Education Award ceremony in London, on Tuesday 14 November. 

The BNF established the Education Awards scheme in 1990 to promote interest in, and raise awareness of, good practice in food and nutrition. This year prizes were awarded to school and college students who received the highest grades in food and nutrition subjects from their respective examination boards – Amelia Bowen was awarded for her outstanding results in the OCR GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition qualification.

Roy Ballam, Managing Director and Head of Education, BNF, comments: “Every year our Education Awards provide us with the rare opportunity to recognise some of the UK’s brightest students and most diligent teachers, who are driving the future of nutrition science. This year marks the BNF’s 50th anniversary, and the Education Awards is a key part of our history – we look forward to many more years celebrating nutrition excellence in UK education.”

Mrs Nicky Hayes who attended the event with Amelia commented: “The event hosted by the BNF was inspirational and it was wonderful to see Milly being recognised and rewarded for her hard work and amazing achievement.”

About the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)

Making nutrition science accessible to all.

BNF was established 50 years ago and exists to deliver authoritative, evidence-based information on food and nutrition in the context of health and lifestyle. The Foundation’s work is conducted and communicated through a unique blend of nutrition science, education and media activities. BNF’s strong governance is broad-based but weighted towards the academic community.  BNF is a registered charity that attracts funding from a variety of sources, including contracts with the European Commission, national government departments and agencies; food producers and manufacturers, retailers and food service companies; grant providing bodies, trusts and other charities. Further details about our work, governance and funding can be found on our website ( and in our Annual Reports.

For further information, please contact Mrs J Rodger, Weydon School. Tel: 01252 725052, or email at: Website: