29th May 2014

New Eat Well, Play Well Booklet Launched

A new publication aimed at promoting a healthy balanced diet for those interested in football has been launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Street Soccer Scotland.

Pupils from schools across Scotland joined former Celtic and Scotland captain Tom Boyd to celebrate the launch of the new booklet at the recent Legacy 2014 Schools Challenge, part of the PwC/Street Soccer Scotland Cup in George Square, Glasgow.

School teams, all sporting Scotch Beef PGI t-shirts, participated in the Challenge and represented the sixteen nations from the Commonwealth including Scotland, England, India, Jamaica and Malawi.

At the event, Scotland’s Homeless World Cup squad for this year’s tournament in Chile was also selected from those players competing in the Scottish Homeless Cup.  Players from eight regional men’s teams and four women’s teams from Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Forth Valley, Glasgow, Inverness and Perth also took part. 

Jennifer Robertson, Health and Education Co-ordinator with QMS, said that the aim of the new publication is to encourage those with an interest in football to make simple changes to their lifestyles and eating habits so they feel healthier.

“QMS undertakes a range of health and education activities to help people see the benefits of eating a healthy, balanced diet and living an active lifestyle,” said Mrs Robertson.

“The tips on regular exercise and achieving a balanced diet that are included in this booklet should make readers feel better and give them heaps of energy to tackle life’s challenges both on and off the football pitch.”

David Duke, Founder and CEO Street Soccer Scotland said: “For the last five years, Street Soccer Scotland has tackled social exclusion and poverty head on by using football as a vehicle for social change. We are very proud to be supported by Scotch Beef PGI and everyone here believes that it is vital to ‘fuel your body’ to not only achieve your best in sport, but also to lead an active, healthy life.

“In partnership with Scotch Beef PGI, we have created this booklet for our players and young people in order to highlight the importance of eating the right food as part of a healthy diet. We are very lucky to have some of our famous football friends in the booklet sharing their favourite recipes as well as top tips on healthy eating and information about Street Soccer Scotland.”

To receive free copies of the booklet please contact Street Soccer Scotland on 0131 339 0011 or email info@streetsoccerscotland.org. You can also download the publication from www.streetsoccerscotland.co.uk.

Caption: Pupils from schools across Scotland joined former Celtic and Scotland captain Tom Boyd to launch the new “Eat Well, Play Well” booklet. 

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