Youth engagement in food system transformation
“Leaving no one behind should be an action to be sustained, rather than a mere catchphrase.” Youth perspective in policy making is considered the top priority according to the most recent Lancet Report stressing five key recommendations for policymakers to harness the potential of 1.8 billion young people around the world, a generation of young people larger than has ever existed before.
Youth are truly a powerful constituency to catalyse widespread change!
The IFSS portal community is listening to youth and believes that driving change will only occur if the next generation is at the decision making table.
In September of 2021, the portal's Youth Engagement Network was launched, along with partners at NutritionConnect.org and the youth led initiative Act4Food/Act4Change. We welcome youth and youth advocates and allies to join in and help support and engage youth in meaningful ways to strengthen networks, share knowledge in a co-learning approach, and build skills to lead their generation in food system transformation for healthier diets on a healthy planet in more equitable ways.