The Prince of Wales has blamed processed foods for conditions such as obesity and attention deficit disorders.

Speaking at the Royal Society of Medicine yesterday Prince Charles said: “After years of polluting, processing and over-refining our food, we are suffering from adverse health problems and worse still, we are inflicting them on our children.”

The Prince urged people to seriously consider the impact of a poor diet in children, citing a recent trial which found that a child’s behaviour in class improved by eating fish oils and omega 3 fatty acids.

He praised the work of Jamie Oliver who he said had “made this point very clear”.