Sixteen-year-old Dev Sharma from Leicester has been a Young Food Ambassador for the Children’s Right2Food Campaign for three years, in which time he’s delivered a Charter to no. 10 Downing Street, met with a number of key influential cabinet ministers and Labour leader Keir Starmer, and won the lauded Diana Award for his food poverty activism. Also a Member of the Youth Parliament for Leicestershire and a Biteback 2030 Campaigner, Dev has been a powerful voice for youth on issues such as holiday hunger and Free School Meals. drawing on his own experiences at school to speak on behalf of his peers. He’s also been a vocal campaigner on the influence of junk food advertising on young people, especially when being bombarded by publicity as he leaves school and on social media.
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