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Strike a Balance

Strike a Balance is a partnership between the club’s community scheme City in the Community (CITC), Manchester Healthy Schools and Hill Dickinson that will see CITC offer the free five-week programme to 22 primary schools in Manchester.

The scheme will reach 660 young people a year and is aimed at pupils in year 5.

Strike a Balance uses the example of the diet of MCFC footballers such as Joe Hart and James Milner to help young people realise that healthy food does not have to be boring food.

Each session covers a different area of healthy eating and is followed by a football session.  Topics covered include:

  • The balance of good health
  • Why we eat what we eat
  • The importance of physical activity
  • Cooking healthy, balanced meals

Strike a Balance was launched in February 2011 and the success of the programme has recently been reward when the programme won Community Scheme Project of the Year at the North West Football Awards.

For more information on Strike a Balance contact Lisa Kimpton on 0161 438 7715 or e-mail

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