Food Blogger Martha Payne nominated for Great Scot Award and a trip planed to Malawi

NeverSeconds Great Scot Award nomination

NeverSeconds Great Scot Award nomination

It’s been a great week. At last I can tell you that I have been nominated for the Great Scot Award this year!  — Martha Payne

Martha Payne aka Veg who writes the excellent food blog NeverSeconds has been nominated for a Great Scott Award.

It’s been a great week. At last I can tell you that I have been nominated for the Great Scot Award this year! A really nice lady came with her cameras and took lots of photos. I had my Mary’s Meal t-shirt on and my Mary’s Meals mug with me. I don’t know who nominated me but I think it’s really for everyone that has supported Mary’s Meals. I am visiting the Friends of NeverSeconds kitchen in Malawi when the ceremony takes place so if we win I can share the award with all the children. Fingers crossed.

It would be hard to think of anyone more deserving for the work she has done on raising food awareness around the world. She has also, with the help of her friends and supporters worldwide, seen off bully boys from her local council who tried to shut down her blog.

In September she will be going to Malawi to inaugurate the kitchen for which she with the help of her friends and supporters has raised over £110,000. The kitchen will be called Friends of NeverSeconds.

Not bad for a nine-year-old lass!

Cooking is a basic life skill that everyone should be taught. That together with from where does our food come.

It is often treated as a joke, that children do not know where food comes from, but sadly it is all too true.

Contrast Martha with Coca-Cola and McDonald’s as main sponsors of the London 2012 Olympics. With an epidemic of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes, which these sponsors are helping to fuel, what message does it send out?

I have nominated Martha and NeverSeconds for the Food and Farming Awards, will you?

I cannot think of a more deserving recipient for the Derek Cooper Award than Martha and NeverSeconds as a writer who has raised awareness of food, especially with children, and raised more than £100,000 for a food kitchen in Malawi for schoolchildren, to be called Friends of NeverSeconds.

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