The world of football has long inspired people of all ages and either gender to exercise. It has now set out to inspire them to eat well too.
"A healthy lifestyle is also based on healthy food." This message is conveyed by role models, comprising a multicultural group of 13 internationally known male and female football players, who present their food choices.
Each player shares with the readers what he or she loves to eat, and gives the recipe for their favourite dish. Children are invited to cook and eat like champions. A detailed list of the ingredients and step-by-step instructions for preparing each of the 13 dishes make it easy for even the less-experienced to make delicious healthy meals in no time at all. Enjoy!
And for those wanting to know more about the relationship between a balanced healthy diet and performance, which is crucial to footballers, the book also gives the nutritional values per portion as well as plenty of useful food tips.
Children are increasingly adopting unhealthy lifestyles. Chronic disease (heart disease, strokes and diabetes) along with their major causes (being overweight, a poor diet, smoking and physical inactivity) are now being seen at an alarmingly early age.
The factors for obesity are many and include overconsumption of food too rich in calories, proteins, fat and carbohydrates as well as sugar.
The Eat for Goals! book talks, across more than 80 pages, about good food, cooking and football. Its aim is to encourage children to lead more active lifestyles and to eat well.
By actively supporting the Eat for Goals! project, UEFA, the World Heart Federation and the European Commission wish to raise awareness of one of the major public health issues of the 21st century.
Fit & Healthy: Football fans of all ages are invited to walk the talk too. UEFA will donate €1 from the sale of each book in support of World Heart Federation programmes encouraging children to be physically active.
Eat for Goals! was edited in ten languages (Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russia, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian), and can be ordered with the respective publisher (the English version is out of stock).
Copies in German, French and Dutch can be ordered through UEFA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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