"Eat like an Athlete" Programme

What is it?

“Eat like an Athlete” is a 6-week curriculum-based healthy eating programme which aims to:

  • Bring healthy eating alive using the ‘hook’ of sport and the ‘athlete’s diet’ to engage children.

  • Enable children make sense of food by linking what we eat to how we perform and feel.

  • ​Develop basic cooking skills; children learn that nutritious food is delicious and easy to cook.

  • Guide pupils in their decision-making about what to eat in today’s food-rich environment.

  • Educate Go Faster Food “Eat like an Athlete” ambassadors to raise awareness in the wider school community. 

Course repeats and the healthy eating message becomes embedded within the community.

Training:

Course leadership team (teacher & pupil mix) trained by Go Faster Food - full-day training programme (click HERE for sample schedule) . Team leaders become Go Faster Food for Schools Ambassadors.

Ambassadors deliver 6 week course  to group of 10-15 pupils.

Course materials, recipes & workbook provided.

At the end of the course, participants will have knowledge of the functions of macro-& micronutrients AND how to use these in cooking. This will be demonstrated by an "Eat like an Athlete" chef competition,  & a presentation/pop-up restaurant for the wider community. Local, or school, sports personalities also invited. Course participants become Go Faster Food for Kids Ambassadors.

Cooking

Healthy

Eating

Physical

Activity

How does it work?