Biteback 2030 – Leeds Youth Leaders Wanted

The Biteback 2030 campaign aims to draw young people together who can attract the attention of large businesses and the government to support children’s right to healthy food.

15 – 18 years olds in Leeds are invited to apply to become Bite Back Youth Leaders, whose role will be to contribute to the national campaign whilst also supporting local work on food.

Photograph by Brooke Lark

We are faced with a deluge of unhealthy foods, which contributes to the fact that the UK has the worst childhood obesity rates in Western Europe. Biteback 2030 believes there are solutions, but early action is required to stem the tide and improve the affordable options.

Young people are at the heart of Bite Back 2030 and have been since the launch in October 2019, so it is important to continue to build on the number of Youth Leaders for this worthy mission.

Photograph by Louis Hansel

There’s a Skype webinar on 2 July at 2 until 2.30 p.m., when organisations can learn more about the programme and how you might be able to help with the recruitment of young people locally. Any organisation interested in joining the webinar should please email emma.strachan@leeds.gov.uk

The deadline for applications is 19 July. Young people can apply directly to become a Youth Leader at:  https://biteback2030.com/bite-back-2030-youth-leadership-training-programme-application-form

Here’s a video with Rebecca, a Youth Board Member: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9SMdWxZaeQ&feature=youtu.be

You can find out more about food initiatives via the Leeds Food Partnership.

Feature photograph by Eva Lina.

Leeds Living