Norwich City’s Business and Project Director Zoe Ward said:
“We know how important eating healthily, being active and getting enough sleep is for children, and how it can impact on their ability to learn and develop. We’re aiming to use the knowledge and tools we have at the club to help children better understand these important foundations to their well-being.”
“Busy lifestyles, and challenges such as the rising cost of living, can make it hard for families to produce healthy meals they can enjoy at home.
“We are aiming to help children get excited about eating healthily while making it as easy as possible for families to replicate the food eaten by our first team players.”
Stevie Bramble, Head of Curriculum for the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation said:
“Through our work with local schools we know the level of impact we can have using the power of football and Norwich City to inspire young people. We are determined to use this to improve awareness of healthy lifestyles, nutrition and wellbeing amongst pupils, schools and caterers.”
Dan Savage, chef for Norwich City’s first team said:
“We had great fun putting these dishes together with the players; Tom and I are delighted to play a role in helping to improving the health and wellbeing of local pupils.
“We were very impressed with the healthy school meals that Norse Catering serves every day.
“The dishes we designed also balance all the important areas of nutrition and we hope that our involvement will further highlight to the children what they need to eat to be healthy.”
Andrew Lipscomb, Operations Director at Norse Catering, said:
“We are very excited to be working with Norwich City Football Club and its Premier League players.
“Our emphasis is always on serving nutritious meals, but this highlights the importance of healthy eating to the children in a way they can really relate to.
“These footballers are their heroes; if the children have more of an understanding of the kinds of dishes they eat in order to retain their peak fitness levels, then it will help them to realise that food can be fun, as well as healthy.”
Primary Schools can find out more about Active Canaries Health Month by contacting the Community Sports Foundation’s Schools team by email – [email protected]