Alex Ballard, who grew up in Stortford and functions as a professional neighborhood dietitian for the NHS, writes about getting smaller measures towards a healthier way of life…
Rising, cooking and ingesting foodstuff runs deeply through all of my childhood memories.
No matter if it was tending to the chickens at Thorn Grove Principal College, expanding cress out of egg bins on my kitchen area window ledge or ingesting picnics at Bishop’s Stortford Cricket Club, my passion for foodstuff, and all that it encompasses, has flourished throughout my everyday living.
I was exceptionally fortunate that the crucial messages of ‘eat fresh’, ‘eat local’ and ‘eat healthily’ ended up instilled into my brother Eddie and me from a younger age.
Even my grandparents taught us the value of seed-to-plate and minimising foodstuff squander (they ended up stylish