– DAVID CLARK, EAST LINCOLNSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL
With the alarming rise in childhood obesity, not just in Lincolnshire, but also across the UK, it is more important than ever that we help families to better understand real basics when it comes to exercise and nutrition, and also the reasons why everyone needs to stay active and eat fruit and vegetables.
Families in Lincolnshire - where childhood obesity is above the national average - will be offered ten-week courses to tackle the problem.
East Lindsey District Council will hold fitness and healthy eating lessons.
A report published earlier this month showed more than a quarter of children in Lincolnshire aged between 4 and 5, are now classed as overweight or obese.
The problem is also slightly more prevalent in boys than girls.