A FRESH approach to healthy eating has provided Dallam Community Primary School pupils with the key ingredients to make better nutrition choices.

The 'health week' community initiative saw the school, on Boulting Avenue, join forces with a number of businesses in the town.

The programme of events for children, as well as parents, covered food selection, cooking inspiration and 'healthy minds'.

It was devised by not-for-profit organisation Colony Community, which is run by Lymm mum-of-three Kirsty James, in conjunction with Sue Wood, the school's wellbeing welfare co-ordinator.

The project was launched by celebrity chef Aiden Byrne, who runs The Church Green in Lymm.

He delivered a talk to each of the school's pupils before running cooking demonstrations, much to the delight of the youngsters.

Head teacher Louise Atkin said: "This was a very exciting week for children across the school.

"There were lots of opportunities for cooking and discussions about healthy eating which will help children make healthy food choices."

Mrs James added: "The week has been a great example of uniting business and community for the benefit of our families.

"We've involved businesses in a very collaborative exercise I hope will spread into other subject areas.

"This has given the children a huge variety of experiences and created a new and exciting way to address food and healthy eating education."