Sports stars have joined the Scottish Government in relaunching the ‘Eat Better, Feel Better’ campaign in Scotland.

Footballer, John Hughes, rugby sevens captain, Scott Riddell, founder of Gold and Gray Soccer Academy, Ross Gray, joined Aileen Campbell, Public Health Minister, relaunching the initiative that helps to educate parents on healthy choices for their children.

Eat Better, Fell Better encourages parents to swap snacks that are high in sugar and salt with more healthy options.

‘Scottish parents can have incredibly busy schedules and that’s why Eat Better Feel Better aims to empower families with straightforward and affordable food and snack choices to help keep children happy and healthy,’ Aileen Campbell said.

‘It’s great to have these incredible sporting ambassadors come down today to spend time with the children and talk to them about the how our healthy snack heroes – like bananas, rice cakes or apple slices – can help to keep them energised.’

Win a selection of sporting prizes

The Eat Better, Feel Better website has had a redesign to help offer visitors more information and inspiration.

There are now a selection of recipes and healthy snack ideas and the Scottish Government will also start running a Facebook competition encouraging followers to share pictures of their healthy snacks to win a selection of sporting prizes.

‘As an ex-player, I know just how important it is to choose meals and snacks that are packed with goodness to keep you healthy and energised,’ John Hughes said.

‘The easiest way is to start by opting for simple snacks like the Eat Better Feel Better snack heroes that you can quickly prepare or grab on the go – even the smallest of changes can make a really big difference.’