Two parental support charities are looking for volunteers to help fight obesity in children. 

Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young (HENRY) and Family Lives have received funding from the Department of Health to deliver a programme aimed at improving health for families and children.

Both groups need volunteers to work directly with families in improving their health and lifestyles.

Those able to commit three hours per week will receive five days' training to become Healthy Start Mentors.

Councillor Ann Waters, Haringey council’s cabinet member for children and families said: “I am delighted that this new project is taking place in Haringey.

“It will see an increase in the support we are able to offer parents in the early years, helping to give more children the very best start in life.”