Social distancing… it’s the terminology that’s taking over our televisions, flooding news sites, and being discussed on just about every social media platform. But what exactly is social distancing and how does this affect our basic needs? According to the Department of Safety & Security at the University of Chicago, social distancing refers to public health safety measures taken to limit the likelihood of transferring contagious disease. “Social distancing” quite literally means exactly that—distancing ourselves from the public and limiting ourselves socially in order to minimize exposure to communicable illnesses.
As COVID-19 continues to be a concern creating quarantines and encouraging us to practice social distancing, we must ensure we are taking the proper measures needed to maintain our health and wellness—this includes stocking up on the right foods to stick to a healthy and nutritious meal plan.
Here at Nutrisystem, we pride ourselves on offering our customers the information and tools needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and social distancing and possible quarantine is no exception. We checked in with our corporate dietitian, Courtney McCormick MPH, RDN, LDN, to find out what foods you should be making a quick grocery trip for along with what foods you can order straight from our a la carte menu—which limits the need to make that extra trip to the store!