Our Birmingham Youth Board
We are a group of youth campaigners living in Birmingham, working to improve the health of young people in the West Mids. As young people right now, things are rigged against us; our high streets are flooded with junk food, our school canteens don't have enough healthy options, and billions are being spent on junk food advertising. It's everywhere — you can’t escape it. But we are here to change that!
Birmingham is England’s second largest city, and we love it. But across the city 40% of children suffer poor health due to our diets, with young people from the most deprived areas most likely to be impacted. We don’t think this is fair — so we’re making a lot of noise about it.
Ileen Sami, Vice-Chair of Birmingham Youth Board
Let Us Introduce Ourselves!
We’re calling on the Mayor of the West Midlands to stop putting profits before people and end junk food advertising on all trains, trams and buses across the West Midlands!
In 2018 Sadiq Khan decided to end all junk food ads on London’s buses and trains. Evidence shows restricting junk food ads reduced the consumption of unhealthy food. So why aren’t we doing it in Birmingham?