LESSONS on life skills like boiling an egg will be given to families as part of a new approach to tackle childhood obesity.
The council's ruling cabinet and public health team agreed that parents need more help to cook low cost healthier meals.
At the meeting on Wednesday, council leader Sir Steve Houghton said: "We do need to try and help people lose weight. There are a lot of very simple, practical things we can do as a council to bring people together and support families to eat more healthily.
"Some of the stuff is literally boiling an egg - we're talking about very simple skills just to get by, which clearly some families haven't got."
** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated July 25. **