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- A food 'lifeboat': food and nutrition considerations in the event of a pandemic or other catastrophe (letter)
Dalton, Craig B.;
Cretikos, Michelle A.;
Durrheim, David N.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Health, School of Medicine and Public Health
- To the editor : The article by Haug and colleagues on household food stockpiling is a useful contribution to a neglected aspect of disaster planning. However, rather than providing a guide to what foods should be stockpiled, it may be more valuable to encourage families to increase the amount and rotation of the non-perishables they currently purchase. The authors seek to promote a balanced nutritional diet, but encouraging a family to continue their usual purchasing patterns when stockpiling for a pandemic or other disaster is a simpler, more sustainable, and possibly more effective way to promote household food stockpiling. We must assume that the family currently survives, for better or worse, on their current food purchase pattern.
- Medical Journal of Australia Vol. 188, Issue 11
- Australasian Medical Publishing Company
- Resource Type
- journal article