Torquay United players have helped launch a Football League-backed healthy eating campaign.

'School Dinners Make Winners' is a joint Football League Trust and School Food Trust initiative to get kids eating a healthy school lunch.

Primary schools in Torbay will go head to head, by encouraging children to eat a healthy lunch to 'score goals' for their school - with a league table showing how each school is doing.

Gulls' players showed off their skills, and then joined in a Q&A with children at the launch of the six-week programme hosted by Barton Primary School.

Torquay Chairman Simon Baker and Chief Executive Colin Lee also attended.

Lee, a former Tottenham Hotspur player, said: "Eating a healthy diet is essential if you want to be a professional footballer.

"School Dinners Make Winners brings to life, in a fun way, just how important a good lunch is."

School Food Trust Chief Executive Judy Hargadon said: "We're delighted to be working with the Football League Trust and to be starting this work with Torquay United, whose links with the community will help us to encourage more children to try school meals.

"These players are proof that if you want to perform well, you need to give your body the best fuel - the same is true for pupils at school."

Participating schools all have the chance to nominate a class for a visit to Torquay's Plainmoor stadium.

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