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Football stars can help beat obesity says chaplain

The Westminster Diocesan Chaplain for Sport has called on the Government to team up with the FA to tackle childhood obesity and tooth decay.

Mgr Vladimir Felzmann said football stars could help drive home the right messages on these key issues if “they make clear statements to children that obesity and rotten teeth are not cool – and can be avoided. The culture of gluttony might be defeated by a culture of self-esteem; a healthier and happier country would be the result.”

The chaplain’s call comes as health leaders, academics and chefs have signed an open letter calling on football associations to end their links with junk food brands.

Some 58 leaders from councils, health organisations, academia and the food industry have signed the letter on behalf of charities Healthy Stadia and Sustain’s Sugar Smart campaign asking football associations to ‘take action’ to protect children from exposure to food and drink high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS).

The letter highlights concerns regarding childhood obesity being at an all time high and the way in which companies that are known for producing HFSS products link themselves to sports bodies in an attempt to associate their products with a healthy and active lifestyle.

This weekend and week’s World Cup fixtures:

Saturday 16th June

Group C
France v Australia – 11:00am
Peru v Denmark – 5:00pm

Group D
Argentina v Iceland – 2:00pm
Croatia v Nigeria – 8:00pm

Sunday 17th June

Group E
Costa Rica v Serbia – 1:00pm
Brazil v Switzerland – 7:00pm

Group F
Germany v Mexico – 4:00pm

Monday 18th June

Group F
Sweden v South Korea – 1:00pm

Group G
Belgium v Panama – 4:00pm
Tunisia v England – 7:00pm

Tuesday 19th June

Group A
Russia v Egypt – 7:00pm

Group H
Colombia v Japan – 1:00pm
Poland v Senegal – 4:00pm

Wednesday 20th June

Group A
Uruguay v Saudi Arabia – 4:00pm

Group B
Portugal v Morocco – 1:00pm
Iran v Spain – 7:00pm

Thursday 21st June

Group C
Denmark v Australia – 1:00pm
France v Peru – 4:00pm

Group D
Argentina v Croatia – 7:00pm

Friday 22nd June

Group D
Nigeria v Iceland – 4:00pm

Group E
Brazil v Costa Rica – 1:00pm
Serbia v Switzerland – 7:00pm

Picture: Football fans walk past a burger stand. (John Walton/EMPICS Sport).

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Irish priest makes ‘life a little easier’ at Ghana leprosarium

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