Sophie Healy-Thow


Sophie is a youth activist who promotes Food Security and Gender Equality. She is a Lead Group Member of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN), serves on the Board of the leading international charity ActionAid UK and is the co-chair of the UN Food Systems Summit Youth Liaison group.

Sophie is one of the 10 women leaders featured in the Disney book ‘Choose to Matter’ by ESPN presenter Julie Foudy which encourages young women to find the leader within and was recognised by TIME magazine as one of the most influential teens. More recently she was named by Food Tank as a Young Person Inspiring Change Across the Food System.

Sophie studies International Development and Food Policy at University.

"I will contribute to The Summit by thinking of the transformation of food systems as a responsibility, not an action of choice. We need change and we will only do so by coming together and helping be that change. I will share all opportunities with young people and ensure that young people are the force behind the change and helping lead the change our world needs to see."
Youth leaders