A father of two has devised great ways to get kids to eat fruit and veg and has written several recipe books for parents.

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Funky lunches draw kids to vegetables
Picture: Mark Northeast Funky Lunches 2009 Mark Northeast's funky lunches

Problems getting your kids to eat vegetables?
UK father Mark Northeast has the answer.

The 39-year-old web designer started transforming his children's food into cartoon characters, animals and even a grand piano to try and encourage them to eat fruit and veg.

He was encouraged when his seven-year-old son Oscar started eating tomatoes after they were disguised in a SpongeBob SquarePants sandwich.

His later efforts were so successful and garnered so much attention after he put pictures up on the internet that Mr Northeast was encouraged to write a book called Funky Lunches in 2009.

A huge hit with parents, Mr Northeast has now released a children's party food book, Funky Party.

The father of two said he had received incredible response from parents all over the world who were able to get their children to try and eat a range of foods for the first time, simply by transforming them into fun figures.