The search is on for Scotland’s Healthy Helpers: the unsung family food heroes who are making a real difference to their family's diet and lifestyle.

Local people who can inspire and motivate others to make healthier choices are being sought for the Scottish Government’s Eat Better Feel Better campaign.

Eat Better Feel Better launched earlier this year to help parents and families find quick, easy and affordable ways to make healthier changes to their diet.

Applications to become a Healthy Helper – a voluntary ambassador for the campaign – are now open at www.eatbetterfeelbetter.co.uk.

Claire Prentice from the Eat Better Feel Better team said: “We know how hard it can be to get the family eating healthier on a budget, especially with fussy kids and not enough hours in the day.

“Maybe you’re a parent or carer who has helped change their family’s eating habits for the better on a budget? Or you’ve managed to get the kids eating more veg or improved your skills in the kitchen so they can make healthier meals? Whatever you’ve done to make your family and loved ones’ lives healthier, we want to hear about it.”

Eat Better Feel Better are looking for voluntary Healthy Helpers from across the country. All parents and carers of children under the age of 18 who live in Scotland are eligible to enter.

Entry forms must be in by Friday 6 November at which point the chosen Healthy Helpers will be asked to become campaign ambassadors in their local area and use their skills and experience to help other families eat healthier.

The Healthy Helpers’ top tips and healthy recipes will be featured on the Eat Better Feel Better website and Facebook page, and be included in the first Eat Better Feel Better recipe book – being published in 2016.

• For more information or to apply, visit www.eatbetterfeelbetter.co.uk/healthyhelpers

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