275 students enter into a contract with Club Brugge
275 school children between 9 and 12 years old visited the Jan Breydel Stadium for the kick-off of the ‘Scoring for Health’ project at Club Brugge. Supported by the staff and players of the club, the children get lessons on a healthy diet and lifestyle.
The students from 5 different primary schools got a visit from Club Brugge’s mascot bear at their school, where they were told that they can participate in this unique Club Brugge health programme this year. In total, the participants will complete 15 lessons throughout the school year with the players of Club Brugge as role models. The objective: to motivate children to live healthier lives! The kick-off with a healthy breakfast was followed by a sports test and a look behind the scenes of the Jan Breydel Stadium through an educational tour. Throughout the school year, students will receive lessons on healthy nutrition from Vives university students.
The Scoring for Health programme encourages children from the ages of 7 to 13, and their parents, to adopt a healthy lifestyle and make them aware of the value of eating healthily and being active. One of the drivers behind the programme is the recent work by the World Health Organisation, which finds that obesity in children remains an important public health problem in Europe. Childhood obesity is a multifactorial disease associated with a wide range of serious health and social consequences including a higher risk of premature death and disability in adulthood.
There are 4 overarching factors which contribute to the problem, these being:
- Poor eating habits
- A decrease in physical activities for children
- Increase in sedentary behaviours
- Lack of adequate physical environment or secure spaces to
The Scoring for Health programme will run in cooperation with 6 EDFN member clubs in 5 different countries, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK and Ukraine; the clubs being: Club Brugge, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Legia Warsaw, Brentford FC, Chelsea FC, Shakhtar Donetsk. The programme is co-funded by the UEFA Foundation for Children.