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Making Health and Nutrition a Priority During the Pandemic

Plan ahead

Before you shop for the self-isolation period:

  • Consider the foods your family likes, your food preparation methods and the time and energy you will have for preparing meals.
  • Think of the nutritional values: The healthiest meals emphasize whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, so serve them in the greatest amounts. Meat portions should be smaller.
  • Make a shopping list and stick with it. You’ll be less like to forget items or buy impulse items.
  • Go easy on the frozen options; most are high in sodium, fat, and calories.

  • Limit purchases of tempting foods like chips, sodas, cookies, and ice cream. They are high in empty calories and not good for your budget either.

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    Plan ahead

    Before you shop for the self-isolation period:

    • Consider the foods your family likes, your food preparation methods and the time and energy you will have for preparing meals.
    • Think of the nutritional values: The healthiest meals emphasize whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, so serve them in the greatest amounts. Meat portions should be smaller.
    • Make a shopping list and stick with it. You’ll be less like to forget items or buy impulse items.
    • Go easy on the frozen options; most are high in sodium, fat, and calories.

    • Limit purchases of tempting foods like chips, sodas, cookies, and ice cream. They are high in empty calories and not good for your budget either.

      While at the supermarket

      ... during the pandemic:

      • Use disinfecting wipes for your hands and grocery cart handle, and then make sure you put the wipe in the trash.
      • Supermarkets are running low on many items. Be ready with a back-up plan if an ingredient you need is unavailable.
      • Use contactless payment or credit cards. If you have to use the payment keypad, tap the buttons and screen with your knuckle then use hand sanitizer after completing your payment.
      • Contribute to local pantries and soup kitchens, to help the less fortunate.

      Eating together at home

      Make meals at home a positive and fun experience:

      • Get the whole family involved. Kids can help set the table or pour the water, make the salad.
      • Try some new easy recipes, that require a few ingredients.
      • Reconnect with the family: eat together at the table or spread a blanket on the floor and have an indoor picnic.

      Keep a positive mindset

      • Engage in positive stress management strategies: call a friend, take a bath play with your pets. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
      • Stick with your routine as much as you can. Go to bed and get up in the morning on your usual schedule. Eat meals at regular times.
      • Stay busy.

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