The Eat for Goals! app: healthy eating with the world’s top footballers10 December 2014

Eat for Goals! is a cookery app which gives young people the opportunity to cook the same heart-healthy recipes as some of the world’s top footballers. It encourages young people to eat healthily and lead an active lifestyle, in order to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.

Once the app is downloaded, young people aged 7+ are encouraged to ‘score a goal’ to see recipes from some of their favourite football legends: Frank Lampard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Carles Puyol, Steven Gerrard, Yaya Touré, Paul Pogba, Lotta Schelin, Rachel Yankey, Samuel Eto’o and now Fernando Torres, Kelly Smith and Sergio Ramos.

The updated version of the app features three additional renowned players – Fernando Torres, Kelly Smith and Sergio Ramos – and their healthy and easy to do recipes. It is an interesting and active way for children to know more about their favourite football players while learning about healthy lifestyles. Its aim is to make children discover that eating healthily can be fun and delicious.

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Each player shares what he or she loves to eat and gives the recipe for his or her favourite dish. As well as seeing what football stars like to eat, the app also provides interesting food facts and step-by-step instructions, making it easy for even the less-experienced to make delicious, healthy meals in no time at all. The app also presents a new section of snacks to offer healthy options between meals.

Eat for Goals! was originally a book created under the patronage of UEFA, World Heart Federation and the European Commission. It proved so successful the Eat for Goals! App was developed, which has already been downloaded more than 19,000 times. New versions in other languages are at the planning stage.

Download the app and find further information here.