Posted by Aston Avery

Nutrition needed to fuel future football success for home nations

As 14 million children and adults prepare to kick off the grass roots football season following the success of the Lionesses this summer, hopes are high for the footballing future of the home nations.

But a new report today shows that changes will need to be made to grow on current success. The report commissioned by M&S Food inspired by its Eat Well, Play Well partnerships with the home nations’ FAs, reveals a growing division between the health and fitness of our footballing heroes and the British public.

While professional footballers have the ability to run up to 14 kilometres per match over a 60- game season, public health paints a very different picture: 26% of English adults are obese, 38% are overweight, and child obesity has surged by 50% in the last year.

Aston spoke to M&S nutritionist Sophia Linn.

Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

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