Fruit and veg on the menu at healthy-eating event

FEELING FRUITY -- Toby Watson can't wait to get his teeth into a mango and an apple

FEELING FRUITY -- Toby Watson can't wait to get his teeth into a mango and an apple

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‘FOOD, Glorious Food’ would have been an apt theme tune for a celebration of healthy eating staged on Hucknall Market Place.

The event was run by the Market Place SureStart children’s centre, which is based at the John Godber Centre on Ogle Street in the town, and attracted 62 youngsters and their families.

The aim was to use a series of fun-filled activities to promote tucking into fruit and vegetables.

Among the highlights was the chance to taste different foods from around the world.

Beat The Broccoli — a SureStart worker dressed in a giant broccoli suit — played football with the children to encourage them to think about increasing the amount of exercise in their lives. There was a pop-up fruit-shy and a demonstration on growing beans at home.

Families were urged to think about how they could swap snacks, such as chocolate, for more healthy options and were given information leaflets.

The event also coincided with National Smile Month, so giant props, including puppets and teeth, were used to demonstrate the importance of brushing your teeth.

Families were able to find out about SureStart activities available in Hucknall through the Market Place children’s centre and its counterparts on High Leys Road and Broomhill Road.