BLADES club captain Chris Morgan popped down the road to Lowfield from Bramall Lane to take part in a question and answer session with primary school pupils.
Chris visited Year Six youngsters at Lowfield Primary as part of United’s Fit for Life programme, which promotes healthy lifestyles.
Chris is the club’s health ambassador and spoke to more than 30 pupils aged 10 and 11 about good eating and exercise.
Chris said: “I really enjoyed the question and answer session and it was obvious the children were keen to learn about healthy living.a
“With a young family of my own I can relate to how important it is to encourage children to eat healthily, and how this fits with improving academic achievement.”
Patrick Piearcey, community health officer at the United Initiative, added: “We are extremely fortunate to have Chris as our health ambassador.
“He is a great role model for the children and certainly inspires them to think and act healthily.”
Lowfield Primary School assistant headteacher Bob Cuff, who also teaches the pupils in Y6, is a keen Blade himself.
Bob said: “It was a privilege to have Chris come in. Our pupils were over the moon he came to visit our school and share his experiences.
“Every pupil in Y6 is still buzzing and we have had nothing but great feedback.
“Chris had a great rapport with the youngsters and dealt with the questions really well. He made it clear how important healthy living is for a footballer and how diet helps a young person learn at school.
“Sheffield United has a great ambassador in Chris and he is welcome back anytime.”