Thompson, 46, works for Sainsbury's as a community food and
health advisor. She manages and delivers the MEND programme
in Lisburn - a healthy lifestyle programme to help kids and
families eat more healthily and become more active and also
does the Active Kids Get Cooking in primary schools which
gets children to do hands on cooking and learn about healthy
What do you like doing on your day off?
Cooking a tasty meal for friends, family and walking the
If you were to choose your favourite meal
what would it be?
Italian seafood risotto from Caf� Vaudeville. I love
Italian food and love the atmosphere.
What has been your proudest moment?
Winning an award for my advanced patisserie course.
Meeting Jamie Oliver at his home in Essex twice and at his
office in London was great too. He took us round his
vegetable and herb gardens and did cookery demos for us.
What was the most frightening moment of
Doing my first ever cookery demonstration.
How would you describe your taste in
I like to keep trendy.
What would you do if you won a million
Travel the world and give to a needy cause.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Congratulating a friend on her pregnancy- she was
overweight not expecting.
What music do you like? Pop/rock.
What sports person do you most admire?
The runner Paula Radcliffe.
What's your dream holiday destination?
What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To make a difference to people's health and inspire the
nation to get cooking with fresh ingredients like Jamie
Oliver's Pass it on project in Rotherham
If you could spend a day with a celebrity
whom would you choose?
If you were stranded on a desert
island what three things would you want with you?
Good coffee/ frying pan/ good knife.
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