Health First Healthy at Home Series: Nutrition Tips, Consider Grocery Delivery as Safer Option

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For a Fee, Food Can Be Dropped at Your Door - and Your Exposure to Others Reduced

WATCH: As part of Health First’s Healthy at Home series, Health First dietitian/nutritionist Susie Bond shares five tips on eating healthy while staying at home. While people are certainly still allowed to go shopping for food, the safest option is having food delivered for an additional fee.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Floridians have been urged that it’s “safer at home” and to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of COVID-19. But what about going out for essential items, like groceries?

While people are certainly still allowed to go shopping for food, the safest option is having food delivered for an additional fee.

This eliminates the need to be around others and putting yourself at risk for contracting the coronavirus by coming into contact with others.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that some COVID-19 carriers may be asymptomatic (not showing any symptoms) or pre-asymptomatic (not yet showing any symptoms) yet can still transmit the virus to others.

To protect yourself and your loved ones, avoiding people outside of your home is your best option – even when it comes to a trip to the grocery store. While a cloth face mask is recommended for use by the CDC when out shopping, the best option is not venturing out at all.

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A number of local supermarket chains offer curbside pickup or delivery as an option. It’s important to plan ahead and be patient, as many of these services are scheduled and dealing with an influx of orders.

Some of these include Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walmart, Target and Aldi.

Usually, these retailers offer food delivery through a service such as Instacart and/or Shipt.

If there is a local grocer you patronize, you can always check their website or call them directly to inquire about delivery services.

Also, now’s the perfect time to assess what you have in your pantry or freezer and be creative. Chances are, you have plenty of options already.

A quick Google search can offer a variety of suggestions from various food blogs and websites on how to create delicious, healthy recipes from items you already have on hand.

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