Scoring for Health Online Meetings22 March 21
On March 12, the ‘Scoring for Health‘ project partners met online for their project meetings. The project managers involved connected to continue provide each other with their delivery updates, talked about the correct way of monitoring and evaluating the project using Upshot, and went over the to-dos for the final report of the project. In the end, the participation in the upcoming #Morethanfootball Action Weeks was discussed.
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. Preventing childhood obesity, supporting the development of healthy dietary preferences and promoting physical exercise from an early age is therefore essential. The aim of the programme is to not only have a direct long-lasting impact on the children participating but also indirectly on their families, their teachers and the wider community.
The Scoring for Health programme runs in cooperation with several EFDN members in different countries:
- Club Brugge
- Feyenoord Rotterdam
- Legia Warsaw
- Brentford FC
- Chelsea FC
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- Randers FC
- Noaberschap United Foundation (FC Emmen)
- Greenock Morton
- Montrose FC
- Ferencvarosi TC
- Federacao Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF)
- SV Werder Bremen
The Scoring for Health programme aims to inspire other grassroots and professional football organisations to face the issue of childhood obesity and provide opportunities for learning and tackling the problem to an even wider audience.