DIETICIANS aim to deflate men's `spare tyres' during a campaign by Huddersfield hospital staff.
The campaign is aimed at men because two out of three in the UK are overweight or obese.
Staff at the Royal Infirmary and St Luke's Hospital, Crosland Moor, are taking part in Food First next week, a campaign by the British Dietetic Association to raise awareness of the health risks of a `spare tyre'.
Senior dietician Helen Berry said: "Obesity in men has reached an all-time high.
"Our campaign is all about raising awareness of the problem and giving lots of practical help and advice at a local level."
Unmanned displays will be in the main entrances at HRI from June 21- 23 and at St Luke's on June 24-25.
But the St Luke's stand will be staffed from 11pm to 12.30pm on June 25.
Ms Berry added: "We are particularly concerned about men's waist size.
"Having a waist over 37ins increases the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and some cancers."
The HRI dietetic department has issued these tips:
* Choose low-fat varieties of favourite foods or eat smaller portions of some foods
* Make starchy foods part of meals. Go for wholegrain breads, cereals, rice, pasta, and potatoes
* Aim for five or more portions a day of a variety of vegetables, salads and fruits
..TEXT * Downsize high-calorie food and drinks * Go easy on cakes, biscuits, pastries and sugary drinks
* Eat regular, balanced meals, starting with breakfast, such as toast, or cereals with milk
* Be active more often every day to burn off calories
* Think long term. Make gradual changes to your diet and lifestyle that you can stick to.