Children with eating problems took part in a fun event at Airedale General Hospital designed to help them overcome their aversions.

Activities during the two-hour session, for under-fives and their parents, included finding animals in jelly and a “smells box” of different foods.

It culminated with a party tea.

Angela Freeman, a paediatric dietician at the hospital, who spearheaded the event with the NHS trust’s child development centre, said: “The parents found the party very helpful for their children’s progress. We hope to offer something like this again in the future.”