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Michelin starred chef issues sugar warning

PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:30 20 January 2016

Michelin starred Tom’s Kitchen chef Tom Aikens visited Stamford Hill Primary School

Michelin starred Tom's Kitchen chef Tom Aikens visited Stamford Hill Primary School

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Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens showed youngsters how to make healthy snacks and cut back on sugar.

Michelin starred Tom’s Kitchen chef Tom Aikens visited Stamford Hill Primary School Michelin starred Tom’s Kitchen chef Tom Aikens visited Stamford Hill Primary School

The head chef of the Tom’s Kitchen restaurants is supporting the Change4Life campaign to encourage children to learn about the amount of sugar in everyday food and drinks.

Tom, who took part in a special lesson with pupils at Stamford Hill Primary School, Berkeley Road, said: “Reducing sugar consumption is something I’m really passionate about.

“I think it’s incredibly important to not only highlight the harms of eating too much sugar, but also show children low sugar options that they’ll really enjoy.”

In London 22 per cent of four to five-year-olds are overweight or obese, increasing to 37 per cent in 10 to 11-year-olds.

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