AS spring approaches, it’s an ideal time to try and improve our health and fitness and eat more fresh, nutritious food.

The World is promoting a health campaign to help Halton residents change their lifestyle so we all feel better and have more energy.

Our Let’s Cook project will invite chefs to share their secrets with you.

We hope to show you how to cook cheap, fresh, tasty dishes that will save you money.

Runcorn chef Toby Dunne, aged 30, from Lambsickle Lane, Weston village, is keen to encourage people to buy fresh, local produce.

He said: “I cook everything from scratch. I’m passionate about fresh food. It works out cheaper and is easy.”

We will be publishing his recipes as health chiefs also provide simple tips on how we can reduce our risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

This week, we are teaming up with Halton Hospital as various teams of professionals visit Halton Lea shopping centre on Tuesday, February 26.

Shoppers can chat to specialists about a range of health issues.

Various other organisations will have experts on hand to offer advice.

The cardiac rehabilitation team will be offering information and support.

Chris Horner from Halton Hospital, said: “They provide health and exercise programmes in the community. People who have had heart problems can come along and chat to them. They run a fantastic service.”

A physiotherapy team is launching a new self-referral service in April for anyone with spinal or back problems.

You will be able to talk to them about their weekly drop in sessions.

Free blood pressure checks will be carried out from 10am to 4pm by the Stroke Association.

Staff from the new orthopaedic treatment centre will also be available to answer any questions.

Halton Carers Centre will provide benefit advice, support, and information for anyone who is looking after loved ones.