blog postsStay Healthy from the Inside OutApr 15, 2020 12:15 pm by email@example.comImagesUnder the stay-at-home order, we are spending a lot of time at home to keep us and other people safe and healthy. We need to eat and we are what we eat. We need to pay attention to whay we put into our body which will ultimately affect our general well-being. Here are the tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Meal planning tips: Before buying, see what food you have at home Practice "first in, first out" rule to eat the oldest food before the newer items Create a menu around foods you have on hand Choose recipes for the week that incorporates overlapping ingredients Frozen food tips: Read the nutrition facts label Limit foods with added sauces Compare brands to find the most nutritious option Choose those lower in saturated fat, added sugars, and salt Pick items higher in fiber, vitamins, and minerals Canned food tips: Look for key phrases: "packed in its own juices," "packed in 100% juice," "unsweetened," " no added sugars," "no salt added," "reduced sodium" Drain and rinse beans and vegetables to reduce sodium Avoid cans with dents, bulges, cracks or leaks Practice proper home food safety: Clean and disinfect Wash hands, surfaces and fresh produce Separate raw meat, poultry, and seafood from ready-to-eat foods Use a food thermometer to ensure food is cooked to proper temperatures Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours For takeout and delivered meals, here are some terms that may indicate healthful choices: baked, steamed, grilled, alfresco, roasted, marinated. More information from Harvard University School of Public Health: Food safety, nutrition, and wellness during COVID-19 Delete Edit embedded media in the Files Tab and re-insert as needed.