HALTON is in the top ten local authorities working to encourage schoolchildren to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
The borough came seventh, equal with North Liverpool, in a league table compiled by the organisers of the Healthy Schools programme, a national campaign aimed at getting children to eat more fruit and veg and exercise more.
Schools aim to achieve National Healthy School Status by getting children to eat better, have access to information on smoking, sex and drugs and be aware that bullying is wrong.
Cllr Tom McInerney said: 'This is great news for the borough, and particularly for its young people.
'This has been a very positive move and we hope that the children will take these valuable lessons with them through life.'