Laura Flanagan

Health professional Laura raises awareness of how World Cancer Research Fund’s Great Grub Club can help schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets reach healthy eating targets.

I use the lesson plans and teaching resources on the Great Grub Club website to advise schools on their healthy eating policies. I then help them to implement better food provision and education by setting up breakfast clubs and afterschool healthy cooking courses.

“I have also helped World Cancer Research Fund to promote its resources to other organisations in Tower Hamlets and London such as the London School’s Nutrition Network and the MEND programme, a healthy lifestyle initiative for families.

“The charity's training provides health professionals with the knowledge to make a difference in their local community. After attending a cancer prevention workshop, I now include references to the impact of obesity on cancer risk in all my healthy eating training."