MAN v FAT Newsround 23/2/2018: Media darlings

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Welcome to this week’s MAN v FAT Newsround, where we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of weight loss, health and fitness this week…


We are always banging on about how great it is to see all of our wonderful players and coaches are at spreading the MAN v FAT Football word across the country; whether that is on television, the radio or in the newspaper, it is always humbling to see our programme being spoken about on a nationwide platform.

However this week we achieved the ultimate badge of publicity honour, as the chaps from the Yeovil league were interviewed by none other than Sky Sports News. If you tuned in earlier this week you’d have probably choked on your cornflakes at the sight of seeing our perennial PR king and Yeovil coach Roger Smith (who is surely on the verge of being nominated for a BAFTA after all his stellar television performances these last few months) talking the nation through everything MAN v FAT Football does.

The segment, which featured clips from some of the Yeovil games, interviews with the players and shots of the weigh-ins was yet another proud moment for our team, as with your help we look to bring MAN v FAT Football to as many people as possible.

You can view the clip here.



We all know that processed foods aren’t great for us and they are now the latest thing to be linked to an increased cancer risk.

McDonald’s Happy Meals will no longer contain cheeseburgers or chocolate milk; a step in the right direction in the fight against childhood obesity? 



For a long time now the Sunbites range from Walkers have been a great healthy snack option, but they have just stepped their game up even further. The new Veggie Harvest multigrain crisps combine the intense flavours synonymous with Walkers, while also keeping the calories down.

Coming in two exciting flavours: roasted red pepper and chilli and caramelised onion and balsamic vinegar, the latter stack in at an impressive 2g of fat and 0.2g of salt less than their regular crisp counterparts. Pick up a bag of six for just £1 from Tesco.


We want to know what activity and food trackers you guys use!

A world without pizza isn’t a world I’d like to live in if I’m honest; its tomatoey goodness and cheesy deliciousness make it a favourite worldwide, but it can be deadly for the waistline. Here is a guide on how to make tasty pizza for considerably fewer cals.

Without the right levels of motivation you won’t get anywhere when trying to lose weight, fact. Is your motivation strong enough? 


“Important run tonight. Tired, possibly slightly drunk, and later than I’d planned, but I still got changed and went out for a mile and a bit. Pre-RED me would just have stayed home.” – @Doctor_Bong on what RED (run every day) February has done for his motivation.

What are you talking about this week? Heard any interesting news, eaten any interesting things or done anything interesting yourself? We want to hear about it – spill the beans over on the forum.


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