Utilita Power of Sport
Designed and supported in conjunction with Britain's leading supplier of Pay As You Go energy, Utilita, this programme provides a fun football and health programme for children and young people at risk of of obesity, sedantry lifestyles and ill-health.
The welfare of our community is vital to us at The Leeds United Foundation and the Utilita 'Power of Sport' programme helps children who are inactive or overweight, by involving them in regular, fun, physical activity alongside lessons on the importance of eating good food and a maintaining a balanced diet. Each pupil receives a project workbook to help them learn and understand how sources of food assist footballers and athletes, become better and stay healthy, every day.
Pupils at Middleton Primary in Leeds became the first school to learn how food energy helps the speed and movement of Leeds United stars Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira. Youngsters listened to how meals and calories transfers to scientific energy and the number of sprints and miles made in training and games compare to energy outputs required to power homes with electricity and watch their heroes on Sky Sports.
Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips said:
“I really enjoy meeting the children involved with the Power of Sport programme and helping them understand how our sprints and movement in a game relate to energy in the home.
“It’s great to see pupils link their favourite sports with important and sometimes complex, science lessons. The enthusiasm and desire to learn has been inspirational and really impressive.”
We believe in reigniting the basics– eat well and exercise more. These key messages also outline the importance of a healthy lifestyle including education on food and health, smoking and the importance of regular physical activity.
Our ‘stealth’ approach also encourages parents and families to partake in physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices via the use of ‘Healthy Living Days’ and galas. By using football based activities for innovative learning material, we hope to inspire children and young people to improve their diet and nutrition and live a healthier lifestyle.
For more details or to sign up your school or child for the Utilita Power of Sport programme, email us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0113 367 6307