Exposure has produced a fun and lively video (see below) tackling the growing problem of adolescent obesity.
Made with some effervescent pupils from Broomfield School and commissioned by Enfield Council’s Youth Support Service, the video is designed to inform young people about the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise, in a clear and accessible way.
Evidence shows that Enfield’s young people are more likely to be overweight compared with the national average, with nearly 40% of 10/11 year olds now growing up overweight or obese in the borough.
The video contains a series of short sketches, talks with professionals, a montage of facts and an enlightening interview with Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture & Youth.
“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,” said Cllr Bambos.
The video also features BBC MasterChef 2013 winner Natalie Coleman, who came to Exposure’s kitchen to deliver a fabulous cooking lesson, culminating in a deliciously healthy meal.
“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,” said Natalie.
“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 me to get a job in the future,” said Tajay Bennett, 15 from Broomfield pupil.
Ken Birrell, Enfield’s Youth Support Service Commissioning and Development Manager was also very pleased with the results.
“It is a well-shaped piece with the views of the young people balanced with those of appropriate adults. The high quality of the production was remarked on by a number of my colleagues,” he enthused.
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