World Heart Federation launches Eat For Goals! app in partnership with UEFA


World Heart Federation launches Eat For Goals! app in partnership with UEFA

An updated version of Eat for Goals! has been released with new delicious and healthy recipes to cook with your child.


Eat for Goals! is a cookery app which gives young people the opportunity to cook the same heart-healthy recipes as some of the world’s top footballers. Based on the successful Eat for Goals! book, the app encourages young people to eat healthily and lead an active lifestyle, in order to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.


The app now features three additional renowned players – Fernando Torres, Kelly Smith and Sergio Ramos – and their healthy and easy to do recipes. The app also presents a new section of snacks to offer healthy options between meals. Your child is hungry but it is not lunch/dinner time yet? Find inspiration in our recipes! Our “Banana Bread”, “Yoghurt Glory” and “Orange, date & pistachio salad” can easily be prepared with your child and complement a healthy and balanced diet.


Eat for Goals! was originally created under the patronage of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), World Heart Federation and the European Commission. It proved so successful we developed the Eat for Goals! app with UEFA.


The app shows young people how to cook the same healthy recipes as some of their favourite football stars, with the aim of encouraging them to eat healthily and lead an active lifestyle. Once the app is downloaded, young people aged 7+ are encouraged to ‘score a goal’ to see recipes from 11 of their favourite football legends: Frank Lampard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Carles Puyol, Steven Gerrard, Yaya Touré, Paul Pogba, Lotta Schelin, Rachel Yankey, Samuel Eto’o and now Fernando Torres, Kelly Smith and Sergio Ramos.


Each player shares what he or she loves to eat and gives the recipe for his or her favourite dish. As well as seeing what football stars like to eat, the app also provides interesting food facts and step-by-step instructions, making it easy for even the less-experienced to make delicious, healthy meals in no time at all!


Here is the list of recipes that you can find in the app::


  •     Steven Gerrard's Crunchy Cod with Herbs
  •     Cristiano Ronaldo's Haddock with Lemon & Vegetables
  •     Frank Lampard's Spinach with Fruit and Nuts
  •     Lotta Schelin's Fresh Fruit Salad
  •     Paul Pogba's Spaghetti al' Arrabiata with Tuna and Vegetables
  •     Rachel Yankey's Power Omelette
  •     Samuel Eto'o's Rice Cubana
  •     Yaya Toure's Turkey and Peanut Soup
  •     Kelly Smith, Chicken Salad Sandwich with Lime Yoghurt
  •     Sergio Ramos, Grilled Chicken with Peppers
  •     Fernando Torres, Sautéed Chicken and Vegetables


Physical activity is an important part of an active, healthy lifestyle and an essential factor in improving our young people’s health. The World Heart Federation fully supports the “Eat for Goals” initiative as it combines the goals of promoting healthy nutrition and active lifestyles to children and their parents in a fun and educational way.


The Eat for Goals! app is a fun way to encourage young people to be physically active and eat heart-healthily from an early age. Healthy young people lead to healthy adults and healthy adults lead to healthy families and communities!


The updated Eat for Goals! app is available to download now.


Originally posted on the World Heart Federation website.