Vertas and ITFC’s Toto Stride Out for #FitnessDay

Submitted by Amelia O'Hanlon | 26/09/2018

The  Vertas-backed East Anglian Go Kids campaign celebrated National Fitness Day (26 September) with newly-signed ITFC Player Toto Nsiala leading The Daily Mile at St Margaret’s School in Ipswich.

Check out the full article and video on the East Anglian Daily Times website.

After presenting special certificates and stickers Toto, who signed for Town on a three-year deal from Shrewsbury in August 2018, joined the pupils for a special fitness-themed menu. Despite being in high demand for autographs, Toto took it all in his stride and even gave the children an impromptu kick-about after lunch. Our fresh fruit and vegetable supplier Accent Fresh generously donated delicious apples for the children.


Accent Fresh apples


Tracy from Vertas joining in

Toto enjoying our special menu

Vertas’ role in East Anglian Go Kids

East Anglian Go Kids – the campaign run by East Anglian Daily Times, Vertas Group Limited, Ipswich Town Football Club,  East of England Co-op and Suffolk County Council – promotes a healthy lifestyle from an early age, combining healthy eating and exercise. Its objective is to have 25% of schools signed up and engaged in the Daily Mile by the end of 2018.

The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile is a profoundly simple, but effective, concept through which primary-aged children run or jog for 15 minutes every day.  Any primary school can implement The Daily Mile at no cost, and its impact can be transformational – improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing. Since beginning at St Ninians Primary, Stirling in 2012, The Daily Mile has grown exponentially, with over 3,000 participating schools and more than half a million children taking part daily.

Vertas’ Chief Executive Officer Ian Surtees MBA, said: “It’s inspiring to see new schools signing up to this initiative. We’re passionate about creating healthy, delicious school meals and we’re very pleased Toto had the opportunity to sample our food at St Margaret’s.”



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