Pupils at Lowfield Primary School were treated to a healthy question and answer session with Sheffield United Football Club star Chris Morgan.

Chris visited the Year Six youngsters as part of United's 'Fit for Life' programme, which promotes healthy lifestyles with a three-hour introductory session on eating and exercise advice.

The session is followed by a four-week exercise programme organised by the Blades' community division the United Initiative and delivered in partnership with NHS Healthy Schools and The Football League Trust.

Chris is the club's health ambassador and spoke with more than 30 pupils aged ten and eleven from the school, which is located close to United's Bramall Lane stadium.

Chris said: "I am delighted to be involved with initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles here in Sheffield. I enjoyed the Q&A session and it was obvious the children were keen to learn about healthy living.

"With a young family of my own I can relate to how important it is to encourage children to eat healthily and how this fits with improving academic achievement."

Patrick Piearcey, Community Health Officer at the United Initiative, added: "We are extremely fortunate to have Chris as our health ambassador. He is a great role model for the children and certainly inspires them to think and act healthily.

"The Fit for Life programme is proving extremely popular with schools and we are pleased to be working closely with NHS Healthy Schools in Sheffield to promote healthy lifestyles."

Lowfield Primary School Assistant Head Teacher Bob Cuff, who also teaches the pupils in Y6, is a keen Blade himself and passionate about promoting healthy living.

Bob said: "It was a privilege and fantastic opportunity for Chris to come in and support the Fit for Life programme. Our pupils were over the moon Chris came to visit our school and share his experiences. Every pupil in Y6 is still buzzing and we have had nothing but great feedback from our community.

"Chris had a great rapport with the youngsters and dealt with the questions really well. He made it clear how important healthy living is for a footballer and how diet helps a young person learn at school.

"Sheffield United has a great ambassador in Chris and he is welcome back anytime. As a school we are able to demonstrate the positive impact the links with the Blades has with our pupils and community."

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