EXTENSION CONNECTION: Stock nutritious foods for natural disasters

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:24 AM.

Canned chicken, turkey, beef or seafood. Each is a source of protein. (Check for salt.)

Water. Calculate 1 gallon per day per person for drinking.

Oatmeal, peanut butter, dried fruits, nuts, seeds and granola bars. Stock up on disposable napkins, plates and utensils, and — if you have a grill — propane or charcoal briquettes.

Additionally:

•Purchase unripened fruits or vegetables and wash them in advance of the storm. Rinse the lids and outside of cans with soap and water. Bacteria can live on lids, cans and your produce. Washing them will minimize contamination risk.

•Put your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings and fill with plastic.

•Keep a manual can opener on hand.



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