At the start of the year Mum was worried that Daniel wasn’t eating enough food; he was eating less than Harry (which isn’t hard) but he was also eating less than Emilie too! On regular occasions Daniel was skipping breakfast, eating one sandwich for lunch and then not finishing his dinner.
Mum was worried because she felt that Daniel should be eating more due to the amount of rugby he plays and also because he was fast approaching the teenage growth years. Mum had expressed her concerns to some of her friends at work & that’s when one of her friends offered a solution.
How would Daniel like a visit from Matt Blythe, Warrington Wolves Centre? Mum jumped at the chance and so Matt came round to talk to Daniel about the importance of eating healthily especially if he wanted to continue playing rugby.
Over the following 6 months Daniel heeded the advice that Matt had given him and he started to eat more, no more breakfast dodging, elevenses, bigger packed lunches, afternoon tea on his return from school, dinner & supper. On some days Mum has commented that Daniel is now eating us out of house and home!
Matt had promised Daniel that if he made a real effort with his eating habits that he would come back & visit him again; and that’s what happened this evening.
Dad was tidying up in the kitchen & Mum was getting Harry ready for bed when the doorbell rang so they asked Daniel to answer the door (Mum & Dad knew who was ringing the bell!), the look on his face was a sight to behold when he saw that it was Matt stood at the door.
Daniel invited Matt in & they had a chat about how well Daniel was eating now; Matt also asked Daniel about his Moonwalk experience and told him he was very impressed as he could only walk about 2 miles never mind 26.2 miles!
Matt told Daniel he was really pleased that he was now eating more food and as a reward for doing so well he presented Daniel with a rugby ball signed by the Warrington Wolves team, the ball now has pride of place in Daniel’s bedroom and serves as a permanent reminder that he needs to eat healthily!