Healthy Voices – Youth driving change

NewsHealthy Voices – Youth driving change

Healthy Voices, a website aimed at young people to engage and talk with them about childhood obesity, will soon be live!

Today, young people represent the largest part of the population globally. Increasingly, we are seeing a desire for young people to get their voices heard. However, true and lasting effects to positively impact youth health, including overweight and obesity, will not only need to include young people’s input, perspective and suggestions: the leadership of young people themselves needs to be part of the answer. For this reason, we have created a website that will provide young people with the necessary knowledge and advocacy tools to promote their positive engagement to address health-related challenges.

Healthy Voices will simultaneously exploit the results and learning from both the STOP and CO-CREATE projects and sustain positive youth-engagement. It is an educational and capacity-building platform and provides a space for blogs and discussions. It aims to provide young people with some tools and expertise about how to become actively involved in shaping their environments and become agents of change.