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Jamie Oliver's despair at child obesity as others starve

By Eleanor Bley Griffiths

Published 21/05/2016

Deflated: Jamie Oliver
Deflated: Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver said he has "never been more depressed" about the state of child health across the globe.

The TV chef spent Food Revolution Day leading a seven-hour cooking session broadcast on social media. He was joined by celebrities including pop star Cheryl, who visited his cookery school in London to work on her kitchen skills.

The Food Revolution aims to highlight a global nutrition crisis among children.

Oliver said: "Right now if you look at under five-year-olds, 41 million are obese or overweight, and in parallel 159 million kids are malnourished and not growing physically and mentally. It's 2016, we can't be proud of that."

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