A RUNCORN mum has given up her job as a primary school teacher to help combat obesity in Halton families.

Amy French, 28, has become a Slimming World consultant with a new group in Sandymoor, and is keen to share her experience with other families in the Halton area who struggle with healthy meal choices.

She said: "My little boy is 15 months old and since being able to eat has eaten the same foods as my husband and I who are both on slimming world meals.

"We need to show families there’s an easy way to cook for all the family!"

Amy completed her consultant training in November and will now be helping people to become healthier and happier with her group at Sandymoor School in Wharford Lane which started on January 10.

She added: "It's a good time to start with everyone making New Year's resolutions.

"I would tell people to stick at it and make it as family orientated as you can.

"It's about sticking as a group and knowing that everyone is in the same boat as you.

"I am there to support them and I am still a member myself so I know what it takes to come out the other side.

"Everyone will be welcomed with a smile!"

For more information, visit the Slimming World Sandymoor Facebook page.