Emergency Food for Dinner?
July 2008

“Emergency Food for Dinner?” Ensign, July 2008, 75

Emergency Food for Dinner?

Miriam Blackham Een, Nevada

Since many of the food supplies in emergency kits are common pantry items, you should use them before they expire. The “use by” dates on these items are projected for maximum vitamin and mineral potency. You may still be able to use some items for a period after the date indicated, but you may not get the maximum nutritional value.

So what are some easy ways to rotate your emergency foods?

• Use them for a quick meal at home. Better yet, have a picnic or campout.

• Include them in lunch boxes.

• Carry some in your purse, briefcase, car, or diaper bag for a quick meal or snack.