Food Preparedness for people with ASD during Coronavirus.
How people with ASD can prepare.
No one quite expected how a virus could disrupt our lives prior to the Coronavirus.
People with ASD may need assistance to navigate through these difficult times. It may be difficult for many to get to the grocery store. Even if they are able to get to the grocery store they may find their favorite foods are out of stock or unavailable. So, just how can people with ASD prepare? The answer is with Thrive Life food storage.
What is Food Storage?
Food Storage is the concept of “storing” food for a number of “what if” situations. Even though many group homes or supportive living programs have a basic emergency preparedness plan, it doesn’t really include storing a lot of food beyond a few days worth.
During this Economic Crisis
A bonus for the economic reason is that food storage can actually end up SAVING money in the long run. Cooking more from scratch, always shopping when things are on sale, avoiding waste by not buying as much fresh produce are just a few of the ways food storage can benefit your wallet as well. Especially since many people with ASD are receiving SSI, this can provide them with significant savings.
Why Thrive Life Freeze dried?
Because it’s simple and convenient! ThriveLife delivers right to your door. Freeze drying takes away all the busy work and leaves you with delicious, healthy, and easy food. Everything is pre-cleaned, pre-chopped, and ready to go. You only need to add water, wait a few minutes and food is ready to eat! Did I mention it stays fresh significantly longer than traditional produce so you can cut the waste and your food budget? Most of their canned products last one year after opening and 25 years before opening—and they do it without adding preservatives!
Is Thrive Life's food Certified Organic?
Thrive Life has a few products that are certified organic. Other products are conventionally grown but follow a strict growing, production and quality standard. Products that are Nutrilock certified meet many of the qualifications of organic like avoiding GMOs, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Their produce is thoroughly washed to remove fertilizers and pesticides and is often higher in nutrient content than organic products due to their Nutrilock growing and freeze dry practices.
Is Thrive Life's food Gluten Free?
Many of their products are gluten free as a result of being a single whole food, like Strawberries, Chopped Chicken, or Onion Slices. All gluten-free products are packaged in separate gluten-free rooms to avoid cross-contamination. They have a certified gluten-free facility, and all products that are certified gluten-free have a gluten-free symbol on the product label and online product page.
Using your food storage food is much healthier than the fast food that so many people eat these days. Thrive Life uses a special process called Nutrilock. These certified products go through an over 40-step, proprietary process. These steps start at the farm, ensuring no genetically modified seeds or crops are used. Their foods are always allowed to grow until fully ripened, leaving the maximum amount of time needed for flavor and nutrition development. From there, Nutrilock products are flash frozen within hours and freeze dried in their world class freeze drying facility. Products must then pass tests with our R&D, Quality Assurance, and Culinary teams before they’re approved for consumption.
Three Month Supply
A great way to start is to build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily routine. It should include items for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts. Gradually increase your supply until it is sufficient for three months. These items should be rotated regularly to avoid spoilage. To get started on creating your own food storage click here.
Long Term Food Storage
For longer-term needs, and where permitted, gradually build a supply of food that will last a long time. These items may include Oats, Rice, Beans, and Pasta. These items can last 30 years or more when properly packaged and stored in a cool, dry place. A portion of these items may be rotated in your three-month supply.
Want to Save Even More Money?
If you are thinking of starting your own food storage, you may want to consider becoming a Thrive Life Consultant. It's something everyone wants: simple, clean food! You can purchase at wholesale prices, tell others and share your link with family and friends. If you are looking to start a microenterprise business, this may be a great opportunity for you.