MP Selous Highlights Childhood Obesity & Bite Back 2030

Andrew Selous, MP South West Bedfordshire, “Given the link between covid deaths and obesity, does the Secretary of State share my concern that children from the poorest constituencies are being the most heavily targeted by social media junk food adverts, and that over half of the top UK child influencers on Instagram have promoted junk food in the last year? Will he meet some of the young people from Bite Back 2030, who are concerned about this?”

Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, “I would be very happy to ensure that the children of Bite Back 2030 meet the Minister for public health, my hon. Friend Jo Churchill, who leads on these matters, and my hon. Friend is right to raise that incredibly important point.”

The exchange took place during Health and Social Care Update in the House of Commons at 12:24 pm on 18th March 2021.

Bite Back 2030

Bite Back 2030 say on their website that they are here for young people who want to know the truth about how the food system is designed; how we can redesign it to put young people’s health first; and build a powerful alliance that will help make that redesign a reality. They are a team of passionate teenage activists from across the UK who are campaigning for more opportunities to be healthy - and they would love you to join them! Find out more about Bite Back 2030.