BIG G the Giant is aiming to lose weight!
And the Huddersfield Giants mascot is recruiting children from schools all over Kirklees in the hope that they can help him shed a few pounds.
He's also hoping to encourage youngsters to take up regular exercise.
After overdoing it over Christmas and the new year, the rugby league club's mascot is hoping that his young friends can help him lose weight in time for the new season, which kicks off next week.
In addition to extolling the virtues of exercise, the gentle giant is hoping to put the fun into fresh fruit and healthy living.
In all, 65 primary and middle schools all over Kirklees will be visited by Big G and friends in the space of about three weeks.
The visits coincide with the beginning of Healthy Start, a Government scheme to encourage young children to eat five portions of fruit and veg a day.
Lisa Jagger, the Giants' community marketing manager, is helping the mascot lose his pie and pasta image - and the belly that goes with it.
She said: "We start by asking the children if they know what makes up a healthy diet.
"Five portions of fruit and veg a day, lots of water and some exercise are what they need."
And as it seems Big G may have been neglecting his exercise regime, the talk is followed by exercise sessions for the children with the friendly giant himself.
Pupils at St Patrick's Catholic Primary School in Birkby were the latest to receive a special visit from the team.
Teacher Tony Reilly, the school's early years co-ordinator, said: "It was great. The whole school was involved.
"Big G had the task of working extra hard with our pupils, as he headed two exercise sessions at the school."
And Lisa added: "We will be visiting a different school every day."
TRY to eat five pieces of fruit or veg a day. One portion of fruit could be a glass of fruit juice or slice of melon.
An hour of exercise a day will help keep the doctor away.
Remember that exercise can be the walk to school
Exercise with friends; it's far more fun. Have a game of football or basketball.
If the weather is keeping you in, listen to some music and have a dance.