PARENTS in Ellesmere Port have been urged to ditch their children's unhealthy snacks.
The Snack Right campaign, led by the national ChaMPs Public Health Network, supports families of pre-school children living in less well-off communities to make healthier choices.
Their message was part of a fun day at Stanlaw Abbey Children's Centre in Alnwick Drive on Friday.
This was one of a series of Snack Right healthy eating events being held in children centres and nurseries across Cheshire and Merseyside.
Stanney's tots were encouraged to try fresh fruit and vegetables, which can be eaten as an alternative to an unhealthy snack, by using games and play in a fun environment.
Snack Right also handed out leaflets to mums and dads on the range of healthy snacks available.
The campaign is also promoting Healthy Start, the national food voucher scheme for low-income families.
Vouchers worth between £2.80 and £5.60 a week, depending on a person's status, are redeemable at participating retailers against fresh fruit, vegetables and milk. Healthy Start also provides access to free vitamins.
Running through the summer, Snack Right is supported by trainers, health visitors, children's centres and Cheshire and Merseyside's eight primary care trusts.
* For details, visit www.champs-forhealth.net and www.healthystart.nhs.uk