Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, restaurants and cafes are quarantined. Food delivery services operate in an emergency mode, but some people have lost their jobs or have faced cuts in salaries, so they cannot afford to use their services. The way out is to cook at home. The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF has published useful nutrition tips for the coronavirus epidemic.
How to handle grocery store products during a pandemic
There is currently no official evidence that food or product packaging may be related to the transmission of COVID-19. But there is a chance that a person will become infected if he touches the surface with a virus, and then touches his face. Follow simple rules:
- Returning from the store, scrub your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.
- Remove the food from the packaging and throw it into the bin with a lid.
- Wash fruits and vegetables under cold running water without chemicals.
- Before opening or refrigerating a tin can, wipe it with a disinfectant.
- Wash your hands again or use an alcohol wipe.
How to cook safely in an epidemic
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap before cooking.
- Use separate cutting boards for raw meat and fish. Refrain from incomplete cooking.
- Try to throw away food waste and packaging as quickly as possible, avoiding
- the accumulation of garbage.
- Always use clean dishes and cutlery.
How to breastfeed during a virus outbreak
Women with COVID-19 can continue to breastfeed if they want to, this — studies have shown that this will not harm the baby. However, you need to strictly observe hygiene during feeding: put on a mask, wash your hands before and after touching the baby, regularly disinfect all surfaces to which the virus carrier touches. If mom feels too bad, you can express milk or transfer the baby to the mixture.
Picture Credit: Pexels