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Eat Well, Play Well

M&S Food is partnering with the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland national football teams to use the power of football to help families make healthier choices.

This is a partnership for change. With a little help from some much-loved footballing heroes, we’re going to be inspiring you and your family to make healthy eating delicious, easy and fun and to help make the next generation of families healthier.

Keep reading for a taste of all the exciting things to come.


Players from the England football teams


Players from the Scotland football teams


Players from the Wales football teams


Players from the Northern Ireland football teams

Northern Ireland

What is Eat Well?

Eat Well is a health seal of approval found on thousands of M&S products across our Foodhall, making it easier to be healthy. Every product with the Eat Well flower has a health benefit and supports a balanced diet, so you can feel confident you’re making a healthy choice.

The Eat Well flower is only given to products meeting evidence-based nutritional criteria, developed by our nutritionists in consultation with the British Nutrition Foundation. And the best bit? Because it’s from M&S, you can be sure any Eat Well product you choose will taste delicious too.

The Eat Well logo
Meet the Eat Well squad

Meet the Eat Well squad

There are nearly 2,000 Eat Well products to choose from across our Foodhall. So whether you want to cook a meal from scratch, grab a snack on the go or find something to quench your thirst – just follow the Eat Well flower to make a healthy and delicious choice.

The Southgate smoothie

When it comes to achieving your best performance, eating the right food is so important – and no one knows this better than Team England’s gaffer Gareth Southgate.

His signature smoothie packs in one of your five-a-day and is a source of protein (which supports muscle mass) and vitamin C (which supports your immune system). To make it, watch the video below or follow this recipe: simply blend 30g fresh or frozen banana, 50g fresh or frozen strawberries, 10g porridge oats, 10g pitted dates, 170g oat drink and 30g Greek-style yogurt until smooth

Ideas to kick off with a healthy breakfast

When we think about the day ahead, we want to make sure we’ve given our bodies enough fuel for work and play – breakfast provides nutrition and enough energy to kick-start the day. Always include a piece of fruit – whether fresh or frozen, chopped up on cereal or with porridge – in your breakfast, to get you on your way to five-a-day. Look out for Eat Well breakfast products, from our vitamin D-enriched bread to high-in-fibre, vitamin-fortified bran flakes, across the Foodhall

Knockout healthy snack ideas

Fuel up with homemade healthy snacks by incorporating fruit and veggies, nuts, seeds and pulses. We have loads of quick Eat Well options in the Foodhall, too – just follow the Eat Well flower

There’s more to come

​From an unmissable competition to Eat Well recipes and food picks from the players themselves, there’s so much more to come. Keep checking here and follow us on social media for all the latest updates this summer and beyond.

A selection of juices
The Southgate smoothie contains 80g of fruit and >15% RI vitamin C which contributes to the normal function of the immune system and >12% energy from protein which contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass, best enjoyed as part of a balanced diet. Recommended portion size for children 150ml. The yoghurt bark contains >20% energy from protein.