On Thursday afternoon, as part of the Premiership Rugby Healthy Eating scheme 'Something to Chew On'; Gloucester Rugby visited Elmbridge Junior School in Gloucester as part of their ongoing healthy living education programme.
Something to Chew On is a five-week programme consisting of a blend of education on basic nutritional science, in conjunction with tag rugby coaching in physical education lessons that all work to compliment the nutritional education.
10 schools in total have signed up and received the programme in the Gloucester and Cheltenham district. On Thursday it was the turn of Class Five, Year Four at Elmbridge Junior School in Gloucester.
The schools receive a 'Something to Chew On' resource and education pack containing full lesson plans, as well as a selection of new rugby equipment so they can enjoy the game as well as learning nutritional sciences.
Gloucester Rugby Community Rugby Development Manager Simon Monahan visited Elmbridge Junior School last week for a sixth week of lessons and a practical food session.
"I showed the students two healthy breakfast and lunch snacks, recipes that they can take home with them and reproduce themselves. All of the recipes include all of the vitally important macro-nutrients needed for a healthy and balanced diet.
"Something which is hugely important for young students that want to exercise and want to eat the right meals in order to gain the energy needed to run around and play sport!"
The programme also includes an invitation to the Gloucester Rugby tag rugby festival taking place at All Saints Academy on Thursday 10th July.
Gloucester Rugby will take on Wasps on Sunday in their first ever visit in the Aviva Premiership to the Ricoh Arena. Speaking to the local media today, Director of Rugby David Humphreys previewed the game as well as giving an update on the injured Henry Trinder.
Following the 48-10 Aviva Premiership win over London Welsh on Saturday, Dan Murphy praised his team mates for battling right up to the very last minute in difficult conditions and maintaining the momentum that the team have built in 2015.
Henry Purdy scored two memorable tries against London Welsh at Kingsholm on Saturday, and attributed the first one to hard work on the training ground before describing how much he's enjoying playing his rugby alongside friends like Callum Braley.
Gloucester face London Welsh for the third time this season when they meet at Kingsholm in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday (kick off 3pm), but Director of Rugby David Humphreys insists his team are prepared for a tough game against the Exiles.
Gloucester dominated for long periods against Wasps at the Ricoh Stadium on Sunday afternoon but were made to pay the price for defensive lapses and a number of key refereeing decisions not going their way in a 32-21 defeat.
A number of the Gloucester Rugby squad this week benefitted from an initiative organised by Circle 2 Success (C2S) and the Rugby Players Association (RPA) to help players develop their business planning skills.