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Our London Youth Board

We believe every young person deserves access to healthy, nutritious food, no matter where they live — but right now, that’s not our reality. Join the movement for change.

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We are a group of youth campaigners aged between 14 and 18, living all across the capital city — from Lambeth to Lewisham! Families across London are up against a flood of unhealthy food pouring out from our high streets, supermarket shelves and our school canteens. We need to close these floodgates. Using our shared experiences, we’re all here to do just that!

Over 1 in 3 children in London are at risk of poor health because of the food they eat, by the time they leave primary school. This varies considerably across different London boroughs — 11 year olds in Barking and Dagenham are almost twice as likely as those living in Richmond to suffer from ill health due to their diets — so if you are unlucky enough to grow up in a more deprived part of the capital, you already face a real disadvantage to your health. That’s where we come in!

We like to keep it real. We’re campaigning to protect child health because we believe  every child deserves the opportunity to be healthy, regardless of where they live. 

Bite Back brings the chance for you to join the diverse community and be a part of the change. It provides countless opportunities for you to speak your mind, to have a true input, get your opinions across and gain a wider understanding. Everyone is welcome and everyone is listened to.
Bushra Ahad, London Youth Board Member

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Our Campaign

As young people growing up in London, we're inundated by junk food ads. Every journey we make, unhealthy food plays a starring role in our minds with few healthy options available. 

That’s why we released our manifesto ‘Bombarded by junk food: Our Story’, calling on councils to end junk food advertising in London. We’ve seen the impact of Sadiq Khan’s commitment to end all junk food advertising on TfL — it led to reduced consumption of unhealthy food in London. So now it's time to extend this.

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Join our movement! We’ll be in touch with opportunities to raise your voice to get the big players in business and government to act for every young person’s right to health.

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