A HUDDERSFIELD family have adopted a healthy lifestyle thanks to the help of a child psychologist and the BBC.

Bus driver Amanda Lunn, 37, from Ferndale, Sheepridge, spotted the advert for `Honey We're Killing the Kids' on a leaflet her children brought home from school.

The programme-makers wanted to hear from families who needed help with their children's diets and Amanda, whose children are from a previous marriage, phoned in.

Now Shannon Rushworth, 12, who attends All Saints High School and brother Daniel Rushworth, 15, of Newsome High School, will star in the show when it is aired on BBC 3 on July 27.

Mrs Lunn, who is expecting another child soon, said Daniel wasn't eating enough and Shannon was eating too much.

Child psychologist Kris Murrin used a computer to show what her children would look like when they were aged 40.

Mrs Lunn, who's married to 33-year-old computer engineer David, said the results were upsetting.

"I was disgusted with myself, I just did not believe that I was actually doing that to them or that they we're going to look like that.

"Obviously I knew there was a problem otherwise I wouldn't have rung up, but I had no idea it was going to be like that."

To tackle the problem the family was given a series of manuals guiding them on their path to healthier lives.

The TV cameras then followed their efforts in March.

"She (Kris Murrin) never gave us advice, what she gave us was a manual with rules and everything and it was up to ourselves to ensure we did it."

The manuals contained information on how to stay healthy.

She said one of them told the family to take the televisions away.

"We had to throw everything that was unhealthy in the bin.

"We now have fruit and fresh veg, the kids have packed lunches every day at school and fruit bars for them on a morning. We have brown bread and brown pasta."

Following the change the youngsters are more active too with Daniel taking up boxing and Shannon playing rugby.

Mrs Lunn said Daniel is looking a lot healthier and Shannon has dropped two dress sizes.

"Things are lots better. The kids come in on time, they go to bed on time."

But she added: "They still don't do the housework!"