Nutritious Food Ideas to Stock Your Pantry If You Need to Shelter at Home

Dear Friends,

This is an unprecedented time of uncertainty.  Everyone is scrambling to the grocery store for toilet paper, of all things.  I want to share with you some information that is being disseminated from my colleagues at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  As you face the daunting task of grocery shopping, this might help you formulate your thoughts on what are essentials and how you can stock for 2 weeks without the food going bad. Also, consider limiting your exposure at the stores to off hours or through online ordering to play it safe.

I hope you find this helpful.

Debra DeMille, MS, RD

Nutritionist, Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital

Nutritious Food Ideas to Stock Your Pantry 

Question:
In our current public health challenge created by COVID-19, it may become necessary for cancer patients to isolate at home.  How can they prepare in case of self-quarantine?  How can they remain calm?

Answer:
When you’re under cancer treatment, it’s important that you stay adequately nourished in order to avoid malnutrition. In our current public health challenge created by COVID-19, it may become necessary for cancer patients to isolate at home. Stocking up on nutritious foods is essential!Check out these ideas on shelf stable foods to include in your next grocery cart. Better yet, try grocery pick up or delivery. Or ask your friend to pick up for you. You know the one who has been asking how they can help!

Stock Up, Stay Calm, and Carry On by Dietitian Rosanne, of Rust Nutrition https://rustnutrition.com/blog/2020/03/12/stock-up-stay-calm-and-carry-on/?fbclid=IwAR070OFe5SUmOoiZ-eg3sSteXh-0bUrtla-nlISdaBpbDqPtinW9KaO78HQ]

Coronavirus grocery list: What items you need to buy in case of self-quarantine By Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN https://www.today.com/food/coronavirus-grocery-list-what-you-need-survive-virus-t175051]

Article written by:
Julie LG Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN
Registered Dietitian/ Nutritionistwww.cancerdietitian.com

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