Apr 25, 2017
Sophie is part of the Youth Food Movement - which is about providing a way for young people to have conversations about food and health, to inspire them to eat better, buy and waste less, share more and enjoy the food experience.
Sophie had a "negative relationship with food" as a child and teenager.
In her mid-twenties, she began caring for a young girl with Type One Diabetes. This afforded Sophie new insights into her food choices.
A curiosity as to where our food comes from, how well it is produced, and how it can be grown, led her into studying Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security. Her hope is to "transform my negative relationship with food in the past to something where I could really help people."
Sophie is passionate about food security, which she describes as when people "have access to the types of food and the amounts of food they need to lead a happy, healthy active life."
The Youth Food Movement, for Sophie, is about addressing food security:
"There seems to be a lot of problems at the moment which are really centred around food. Food waste and then lack of food security. People are obese, people are getting chronic diseases, there are lots of issues revolving around food. They’re not easy to fix but they can be. The Youth Food Movement’s largely centred on preventing these problems."
As Sophie says, "I do really want to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Because otherwise, what’s the point? What are we doing here?"