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O clube do café da manhã do Chelsea

O clube do café da manhã do Chelsea

The Chelsea breakfast club

Why do children not have breakfast at home?

Why don’t children have breakfast at home and how are Chelsea FC involved? Well, in many cases both parents have to start work very early and aren’t able to give their children breakfast at home. In others there are personal or financial difficulties.

As a result Chelsea have set up a series of breakfast clubs with the local council in five local schools. In fact, over half of the primary schools in the area run these programmes.

What is a Chelsea FC breakfast?

A young Chelsea fan on his way to the matchFirst the food itself. The children’s breakfast is made up of cereal, toast, fruit and dairy foods like milk and yoghurt. This selection is based on the Chelsea first team’s diet because the programme is designed by the same people – called nutritionists – who make sure that Chelsea’s Premier League stars are eating the best food for a winning performance.

Why is it so popular?

The children also have a Chelsea-branded sticker book to record their attendance. Children who attend regularly and arrive on time get a medal, a certificate and gifts from Chelsea FC at an awards ceremony. Some can even visit the Chelsea training ground and meet stars such as Petr Čech.

Why is breakfast so important?

We asked the food expert – Chelsea Football Club Nutritionist, Nick Broad. ‘Without a doubt breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Fruit and cereal provide a continuous release of energy and eating them regularly improves concentration and mental functioning. In addition, vitamins, minerals and calcium are essential for growing bodies. A healthy breakfast is a good habit to get into at an early age.’

More than food on the menu

Schools say that pupils settle in to the day, work harder and learn better if they have something nourishing to eat and drink in the morning. Teachers have said that children really are more focused in class and that concentration levels have improved. ‘Since the clubs began the pupils are at school on time – some are even early!’ said one teacher.

Let's leave the last word to Chelsea 'keeper, Petr Cech

Chelsea Goalkeeper, Peter Cech.‘It’s really important that kids get a good start in the morning; it helps them at school as well as making them healthier. Whether you are a professional footballer or a pupil at school, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.’

Andre Schürrle celebrates with Chelsea captain, John Terry, Getty.

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Are there similar projects in your country?
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KareemZain
02/08/2023
EG
383
points

Yes, it's a good idea but sadly we don't have something similar here. I try hard to have a healthy diet but I can't say I have one. I usually have a cheese sandwich and cup of milk for breakfast.


KareemZain
02/08/2023 20:51
Egypt
Manchester City
383

Yes, it's a good idea but sadly we don't have something similar here. I try hard to have a healthy diet but I can't say I have one. I usually have a cheese sandwich and cup of milk for breakfast.

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Gabriel Amaral
19/03/2021
BR
1512
points

It's a great idea! I hope someday brazilian clubs get used to do so as well.
Not that I remember.
Yes, I do. I'm used to have four meals at least per day anda all of them balanced.
For breakfast I usually eat a fruit, yoghurt, bread and milk.


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Gabriel Amaral
19/03/2021 16:47
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

It's a great idea! I hope someday brazilian clubs get used to do so as well.
Not that I remember.
Yes, I do. I'm used to have four meals at least per day anda all of them balanced.
For breakfast I usually eat a fruit, yoghurt, bread and milk.

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mobeckham
06/07/2020
TR
6510
points

I think it's a brilliant idea indeed to guide the young kids to ear healthier.
I'm not sure but there might be at schools.
I sometimes have a healthy diet especially before local tournaments.
I ususally eat a slice of toast , cheese , honey and eggs.


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mobeckham
06/07/2020 17:42
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I think it's a brilliant idea indeed to guide the young kids to ear healthier.
I'm not sure but there might be at schools.
I sometimes have a healthy diet especially before local tournaments.
I ususally eat a slice of toast , cheese , honey and eggs.

sabanoleg
02/10/2017
UA
2337
points

Very clever decision!


sabanoleg
02/10/2017 12:39
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

Very clever decision!

EMIZA99
10/05/2017
ES
700
points

This is a good idea, because children have to know that the breakfast is hte most important meal at day, and they can be more involved if who say it is a football star.


EMIZA99
10/05/2017 10:36
Spain
Manchester United
700

This is a good idea, because children have to know that the breakfast is hte most important meal at day, and they can be more involved if who say it is a football star.

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kwesimanifest
08/07/2016
GH
4768
points

I normally eat ricewater and milk with a toasted bread


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kwesimanifest
08/07/2016 06:01
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I normally eat ricewater and milk with a toasted bread

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/07/2016
GH
4768
points

Yes I do have a healthy diet


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kwesimanifest
08/07/2016 05:59
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Yes I do have a healthy diet

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/07/2016
GH
4768
points

Non I can think of


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kwesimanifest
08/07/2016 05:55
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Non I can think of

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
08/07/2016
GH
4768
points

It is a good idea


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kwesimanifest
08/07/2016 05:43
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

It is a good idea

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assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3705
points

No there are not.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:21
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

No there are not.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
10/03/2016
PS
3705
points

No i do not.


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assemjuve
10/03/2016 12:12
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

No i do not.

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assemjuve
10/03/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes i do.


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assemjuve
10/03/2016 12:11
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes i do.

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HakanUslu1881
03/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes.It' same.In my country,people generally aren't awake about right nutrition they don't care their health.
Yes,I really care my nutrition.
Some eggs,olive,cheese etc.


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HakanUslu1881
03/03/2016 22:19
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes.It' same.In my country,people generally aren't awake about right nutrition they don't care their health.
Yes,I really care my nutrition.
Some eggs,olive,cheese etc.

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aragorn1986
22/12/2015
ME
3557
points

Many players recently recognized the importance of healthy diet and avoiding some ingredients in the food. Now we have gluten free food for example. And they keep experimenting because they are aware of the importance of giving your body exactly what it needs to get the highest performances out of it. We are all very different and we should find food we are not allergic at and use it properly.


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aragorn1986
22/12/2015 09:37
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Many players recently recognized the importance of healthy diet and avoiding some ingredients in the food. Now we have gluten free food for example. And they keep experimenting because they are aware of the importance of giving your body exactly what it needs to get the highest performances out of it. We are all very different and we should find food we are not allergic at and use it properly.

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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

On my breakfast, I take a bread or cake and a cup of milk


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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 16:16
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

On my breakfast, I take a bread or cake and a cup of milk

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almirpereira
29/10/2015
BR
1326
points

I eat, toast, milk, apple, etc.


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almirpereira
29/10/2015 12:18
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

I eat, toast, milk, apple, etc.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
28/10/2015
ME
3557
points

It's a brilliant idea. Yes I have. I'm trying to eat healthy food. Eggs, peanut butter, cereals, honey, juice etc.


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aragorn1986
28/10/2015 22:45
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It's a brilliant idea. Yes I have. I'm trying to eat healthy food. Eggs, peanut butter, cereals, honey, juice etc.

marta.370
16/09/2014
BR
0
points

I think the Chelsea Breakfast it's a example to follow, it's a great job. I'm from Brasil and in my country we have similar projects in schools where kids don't have breakfast at home, sometimes is the only meal that they have during all the day. I think I have a healthy diet, I normally eat milk, fruits and cereals in my breakfast.


marta.370
16/09/2014 20:39
Brazil
Chelsea
0

I think the Chelsea Breakfast it's a example to follow, it's a great job. I'm from Brasil and in my country we have similar projects in schools where kids don't have breakfast at home, sometimes is the only meal that they have during all the day. I think I have a healthy diet, I normally eat milk, fruits and cereals in my breakfast.

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Anec
08/07/2014
LK
0
points

yes it is definitely a great idea...


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Anec
08/07/2014 04:21
Sri Lanka
Chelsea
0

yes it is definitely a great idea...

mazzola58
06/09/2011
0
points

I would like to applaud Chelsea for their remarkable job. But, i would like to take it further. For instance, in Africa, we dont have this type of nutritions,breakfast in the school. in fact the meal of the day is tough, but yet we are strong and full of energy. However, the concentration and focus level thats what we are missing.


mazzola58
06/09/2011 07:23


0

I would like to applaud Chelsea for their remarkable job. But, i would like to take it further. For instance, in Africa, we dont have this type of nutritions,breakfast in the school. in fact the meal of the day is tough, but yet we are strong and full of energy. However, the concentration and focus level thats what we are missing.

ngocanspkt
01/09/2011
0
points

I have a ideal, breakfast is very important for everyone, especially for children. The children need much energy to start a day, teachers in primary schools have to explain the role of breakfast to parents.
I hope Chelsea FC will set up a same program in Viet Nam as soon as possible.


ngocanspkt
01/09/2011 16:17


0

I have a ideal, breakfast is very important for everyone, especially for children. The children need much energy to start a day, teachers in primary schools have to explain the role of breakfast to parents.
I hope Chelsea FC will set up a same program in Viet Nam as soon as possible.

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