The latest statistics show lung, bowell, stomach, and pancreatic cancer rates can be halved with healthy diet and lifestyle.
This needs to start at a very young age, ideally in utero and lifestyle changes should be adopted in infancy and maintained throughout childhood as adult eating and exercise habits are usually the same as childhood ones.
Changing eating and exercising in young children and their parents often has many hurdles to cross. Sometimes infants like their healthy food and then reject the same foods a week later.
It is hard to teach children "WHY" they need to eat and live healthily.
A new book written by Zyrieda Denning is to be launched next week designed to encourage healthy eating through the use of a fairy tale princess story.
Called Alicia's 5-a-day magic garden, Alicia meets her prince who loves his vegetable and fruit gardens. He in turn has to meet a series of princesses who he rejects in his mind as each one has a flaw, not eating her carrots, eating too much salt, eating too much.
Beautiful illustrations then depict each of these princesses in a comical fashion as to what happens when they grow up!
Zyrieda Denning has then written a cookbook of delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating with fruit and vegetables.
Max Denning, nutritionist and medical Student at Oxford has then written some health explanatory notes for the parents or carers.
It is a beautiful eyecatching enchanting book that children can continue to enjoy as they get older with the recipes and factual explanations of the Princesses and their vitamin eficiencies and environmental issues.
The book launch is on Friday 16th November in Oxshott Village.