The Food Education Trust (www.foodeducationtrust.com) is a charity, established by Romilla in 2008 to promote the benefits of a balanced home-cooked diet. The Food Education Trust seeks to make change through education, sowing the seeds of knowledge in children's minds so that home cooking becomes the norm to them and, with adults, showing them that with a little knowledge and some confidence it is possible to produce home cooked food regularly without the need to resort to ready meals and processed food.
Romilla Arber is not a chef; she is a busy mum of four children who recognizes the need to cook healthy food for her family. Everyday cooking is a challenge as it is about more than just the cooking - it's requires budgeting, ensuring a balanced diet, planning what to cook and shopping for it. Each week contains no more than four meat dishes, plenty of fresh vegetables and a regular amount of fish, pulses and cereals with a strong focus on seasonal produce. "What's for Dinner? Second Helpings" takes the stress out of planning and preparing good, home-cooked family food. Public Health Minister Anne Milton said: "Some people might think that eating a balanced diet is more expensive but that does not have to be the case. If we plan ahead and make better choices we can save money too."
Paul Gayler, Head Chef at the Lanesborough Hotel in London and author of many cookery books says that "What's for Dinner? Second Helpings is a brilliant book! It is full of lovely recipes and photographs and deserves to do well, not least because all proceeds from its sales go to the Food Education Trust."