As a collective force, young people have extraordinary potential to mobilise and influence tangible, positive change in our world’s food systems. Youth across the world are rallying behind #Act4Food #Act4Change. The innovative ideas and solutions of youth must be supported in the lead up to the UN Food Systems Summit and beyond.
Our pledge brings together young people from around the world to focus on their personal actions as a contribution to system change.
Actions 4 change urge all people, particularly governments, businesses, UN agencies and young people to act boldly and promptly.
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We know our current food systems contribute to ongoing health, climate and biodiversity crises, and violation of human rights. We will only be able to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with a fundamental transformation of our food systems.
While we as young people have been excluded from most political and economic decision-making processes, we are also the ones who will live the longest with the consequences of decisions made today.
We pledge to act. And we demand urgent large-scale action from others, especially from decision-makers in government and business.
As youth we #Act4Food #Act4Change to support #GoodFoodForAll
Actions For Change are the means by which you can make change happen at a national and community level. Discover more about the differences being made, and how you can get involved at actions4change.orgVisit actions4change.org
FAO and UNICEF host a masterclass on revolutionizing food education
On 4th October, more than 250 people from across the world virtually joined the FAO and UNICEF-led masterclass “Revolutionizing food education in youth for more sustainable food pathways”. The event aimed at popularizing in an accessible and engaging way the vision and core principles of a transformative approach to school-based food and nutrition education (SFNE), which promotes healthy and sustainable food practices and outlooks by fostering food competent, reactive and proactive schoolchildren and families. Two of our youth leaders Webster Makombe and Sophie Healy-Thow spoke at this event highlighting Act4Food Act4Change. You can read the full article here.
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Young people must have a central role in the transformation of food systems
OP-ED: An op-ed co-authored by young people and UNFSS Action Track leaders. It was published in Food Tank.
Youth Declaration on Food Systems Transformation
Youth declaration presented at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.
Young people from all over the world got together to pen a declaration setting out their commitments and demands for food systems transformation.
Food Systems Education: Fostering the Next Generation of Systems Thinkers
This blog was first published by Um So Planeta in Portuguese.
Food has always and will always be an important part of my life. Growing up in a household with an Italian mother, food was the center of our home.