Honiton wins Lotto cash to tackle child obesity

PUBLISHED: 08:23 19 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:37 15 June 2010

HONITON is one of four towns to win a share of a £95,000 lottery fund grant to tackle child obesity.

HONITON is one of four towns to win a share of a £95,000 lottery fund grant to tackle child obesity.The Big Lottery Fund is backing a series of healthy eating workshops to teach parents how to prepare and cook fresh and healthy family meals.Axminster, Chard and Lyme Regis are the other towns to benefit.The Health and Local Food for Families initiative will offer information on nutrition, healthy eating, budgeting, sensible shopping and local food producers.Mark Cotton, of the Big Lottery Fund, said: "These workshops are a fantastic way to engage with parents and get them cooking healthier meals for their children, rather than falling into the trap of seemingly quick and easy ready meals."One of the Big Lottery Fund's main aims is to create healthier communities and, by tackling childhood obesity head on, this project is doing just that.


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