Samantha Morrison (23) said there should be more advice and information for parents on how to provide nutritious meals for their children because healthy food is often more expensive.
She has formed the Jersey Parents Nutrition Support Group to help give advice to parents, and has arranged a meeting at St Paul’s Community Centre at 7.30 pm on Monday night to get the campaign going.
At the meeting Deputy Geoff Southern, Karen Le Cornu from Health Promotions and the Medical Officer of Health Dr Rosemary Geller will give brief talks on how parents can make sure their children get healthy food every day.
Dr Geller’s first annual report last month revealed shocking statistics showing that 12% of five-year-olds were obese and that 16% were overweight.
She called for all Island schools to review their personal, social and health Education programmes with more attention to healthy eating.