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Bite Back 2030 campaign launched to empower pupils

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Wed 28th April

A new initiative, launched by Bite Back 2030 and supported by Food For Life, is aiming to empower pupils to make positive changes to the food culture in schools and their wider community.

Bite Back 2030 is a new youth-led movement for a healthier, fairer food system. They work to ensure every young person can have access to a healthy, nutritious diet no matter where they live.

Food for Life are proud to be the delivery partner for their latest campaign - Bite Back 2030’s School Food Champions programme.

How does it work?

In each school, a lead teacher will work with 10 – 15 pupils in years 7 – 9 who are keen to make a difference when it comes to food issues. With training from Bite Back, the teacher will lead sessions focusing on key issues when it comes to food and healthy food culture.

The pupils will also work with school leaders, caterers and governors to review the food culture in their school, culminating in two campaigns.

Campaigns

The School food Champions Programme empowers the teams of young people to lead two social action campaigns which will make a tangible improvement to the food provision and culture in their schools and in their local communities.

The first campaign will be working on improving three aspects of the food environment in the school that will help towards Food For Life’s bronze award – offered as free of charge as part of this scheme.

The second campaign will be led entirely by the pupils (with a £100 budget for resources and materials) to lead a campaign to affect a positive shift either in the school or the community.

As part of this Food for Life will be providing expert knowledge around school food.

All of these activities will be fully funded and supported by Bite Back 2030.

How to take part

If you are interested in taking part then please visit the bite back website to apply. Schools need to sign up by end of May for training in summer term and delivery from September.