Young people call for Government action on children's food insecurity
The Children’s Right2Food Campaign’s Young Food Ambassadors have published their new Charter.
The charter has been updated in light of the problems exacerbated by the Covid-19 lockdown, and provides an evidence-based road map for the government to ensure that every child has access to a healthy diet.
The key proposal put forward in their Children’s Right2Food Charter is a Children’s Right to Food Commission to monitor and improve children’s food. The Commission would be established in law, operate across all four UK nations and have young people at the heart of its leadership.
The Charter is accompanied by a new policy report from the Food Foundation which points to a lack of action, slow progress and Covid-related delays in children’s food policy across all four UK nations despite two million children experiencing food insecurity since lockdown.
The Report and Charter will be launched during a webinar hosted by the Food Foundation: ‘What next for children’s food?’ this Wednesday 15 July from 10-11am.
Register here to join a discussion of urgent priorities for policymakers and parliamentarians, chaired by Sharon Hodgson MP.
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