Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Queen's Table - 5

Here is a general view of the kitchen garden at Balmoral.

We can be sure that The Queen gets her 5 A DAY!

Fruit and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet, and growing your own can be a fun and satisfying way to help you and your family get 5 A DAY.

Fruit and vegetables are a good source of many vitamins and minerals, yet most of us don't eat enough of them.

People who eat lots of fruit and veg are less likely to develop chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease and some cancers. That’s why it’s important to remember your 5 A DAY portions when you do your weekly shop.

But there is another way to get more fruit and vegetables into your kitchen. Growing your own ensures you get the freshest pick of the crop, and could save you money.

It's easier than you think, and you can do it even if you don’t have a garden or plot of land.

Gardening is a healthy form of physical activity. It may also help relieve stress and improve your mental wellbeing. Getting children involved can be a good way to encourage them to eat more fruit and vegetables.

Remember to wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly before you eat or prepare them.


From the Court Circular
September 27th
The Queen this morning visited Crathie Primary School, Crathie, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, and was received by the Headmistress (Mrs Lilian Field).
Her Majesty, escorted by the Headmistress, toured the School, viewing classroom activities and the wildlife and vegetable gardens, and met pupils and members of staff.

The highlighting is of course mine, but it is good seeing The Queen take such a keen interest in the vegetable garden. I wonder whether she was given any produce to take back for The Royal Table?

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