An NHS drop-in centre for children battling with weight problems is being tested in Nottinghamshire.
The sessions offer advice on changing bad food habits.
Dieticians and nurses will be on hand at the weekly sessions in Kirkby-in-Ashfield to offer advice to parents and teenagers on better food habits.
The scheme aims to help them reduce weight by providing information about a healthy balanced diet.
Childhood obesity is on the increase in the UK with 20% of children considered to be overweight.
The pilot scheme - called Food & Fitness 4 Fat Loss - will be run by Ashfield and Mansfield District Primary Care Trust (PCT) in Kirkby-in-Ashfield on Wednesday afternoons.
If successful, it will be rolled out to other parts of the district.
Lynn Hagin, a chief dietician for the trust based at Kings Mill Hospital in Ashfield, said: "Children, teenagers and parents of overweight children will be given the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have with their weight and/or fitness.
"Advice will be given on how to eat in accordance with the balance of good health to encourage children to become a healthy weight for their height."