Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones is urging families in Denbighshire to back a new health campaign aimed at swapping fast food for healthy meals in 2013.

As part of the new phase of the Welsh Labour Government’s Change4Life campaign, Chef and cookery writer Nerys Howell has produced some Food Smart recipes showing families how to swap fast food and ready meals which are often high in fat, sugar and salt for healthier options using fresh produce from a local food co-operative.

Ann Jones said:

“New Year is the perfect time to start making some easy but healthy lifestyle choices. You don’t have to be a Michelin star chef to make healthy food, and your family will feel the benefits in the years to come.

“Please visit to find all the Food Smart recipes online along with other Change4Life tips, swaps and other recipe ideas.”

Welsh Labour’s Health Minister Lesley Griffiths said:

“Everyone is cost conscious and health conscious in January, and the Food Smart brochure provides some healthy swaps, from unhealthy takeaways and ready meals to tasty alternatives that are easy to make at home, like stews, curries and even fish and chips.”