A mother has won an award for creating an app to help mothers feed their children.

Marie Farmer, from Mill Hill, has won the Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition.

The 28-year-old created a Mini Mealtimes app that helps mothers provide their children with nutritional meals.

The Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition is organised by Middlesex University London, Barnet Council, Barnet and Southgate College.

The final was hosted at Hammerson PLC’s headquarters in King's Cross.

The Mini Mealtimes App allows parents with fussy-eating toddlers and new mums to wean their children onto solid food, and to gain a clear idea of how much nutrition their child is absorbing.

Marie said she came up with the idea during her own maternity leave.

Marie received £3,000 in prize money and will receive ongoing mentoring to grow and develop her business.

She said: “I’m so pleased to have won this award, as the prize money and ongoing mentoring will really help me develop my business idea further.

“The support you receive throughout the process is wonderful. It gives you an extra boost of confidence and will validate your idea.”

Chief executive of Barnet Council, John Hooton, said: “Marie’s entry was a fantastic idea which will promote healthy meals for children across the borough.

“We are proud to be able to promote and recognise the entrepreneurial spirit of people in Barnet in this way”