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Pupils at an Enfield school create video to help lower obesity in the borough
Effervescent pupils have designed a video to help fight childhood obesity in the borough.
Pupils at Broomfield School in Wilmer Way, Edmonton teamed up media group Exposure to create a video featuring a series of short sketches, talks with professionals, a montage of facts and figures of different foods.
Last year’s figures revealed some worrying statistics about the borough as they hit top spot in the highest number of four and five year olds classed as obese at 14.6 per cent and 25 per cent of Enfield’s ten and eleven year olds are obese, the sixth highest in the country.
BBC’s Masterchef 2013 champion Natalie Coleman also features in the Broomfield School and delivered cooking lesson culminating in a healthy meal
Natalie said: “It was a great day. The young people found making the meal easy. The first time they were quiet was when we sat down and ate. It went down a treat! They were a great group who now have a clearer idea of what is going into their food.”
Broomfield pupil Tajay Bennett, 15, said: “The project has not only made me think more about what I eat and how important having a balanced diet is – it has also taught me skills that will help to get a job in the future.”
The video also contains an interview with Enfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for Leisure, culture and youth Councillor Bambos Charalambous.
He said: "It’s an outstanding video, thoroughly researched, very educational and well targeted. I highly recommend anyone with an interest in child obesity to watch it. Congratulations to all concerned.”
Here's the students' video:
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