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As the current lockdown affects more people around the world, it can be difficult to know what to do to help you and your family to prepare (without panic-buying) for the event of a potential outbreak near you. Buying the right food, and other home supplies can make it easier on you in the long run and can help to cut down on the number of trips you have to make to the store later.
Here are some specific recommendations:
Pantry Items: Canned and packaged goods are all good options for creating a base for meals. These items won’t go bad, even if you don’t end up using them within the next month or so, and are often easy to prepare. Stock up cereal, crackers, pasta, canned soup, rice, popcorn, beans and legumes, canned fruits or veggies, jarred tomato sauce, butter, cheese, trail mix, oatmeal, ready to eat packs, and milk cartons.
Frozen Food: Frozen food is a great way to make sure you’re still getting plenty of nutrients during a potential long stay at home. Stock up on frozen fruits and veggies that will allow you to whip dishes up quickly. Opt for meat, potatoes, fish, poultry, and smoothies.
Home Supplies: For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, and most common household disinfectants should be effective. Also don’t forget women health-care supplies.