Dawson demonstrates nutrition’s role in elite performance

King’s College, Taunton welcomed special guest Matt Dawson to the school to discuss health and wellbeing

King’s College, Taunton recently welcomed former England Rugby scrum-half and World Cup winner Matt Dawson through its doors to discuss health and wellbeing.

Two groups from King’s College and a group from King’s Hall School listened as Dawson spoke about topics such as choosing the right foods, hydration and preparation for sports matches.

The students asked Dawson questions about eating the right foods, as well as his involvement in the 2003 Rugby World Cup and England’s success. After the talks, Dawson signed books, rugby balls and spoke to the pupils about life at King’s College.

He said: “As part of my role as a Sodexo ambassador, one of the things I enjoy the most is getting out to schools and talking to the pupils about health and wellbeing, particularly food and nutrition and how that links to elite performance.”

King’s College is a boarding and day school for 450 boys and girls aged 13 to 18.