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Not Quite Power Lunches

April 16, 2019 3 min read

Not Quite Power LunchesConcerns about good nutrition and meeting daily requirements are a current national focus for population health. The variety of challenges that are faced in addressing trends of obesity and poor nutrition together include many lifestyle practices that can also vary across demographics. It is important to note that in this scenario, ingesting the appropriate amount of calories in a day does not always translate to having nutritional needs met.

One thing to consider is that health and economical eating with a busy modern lifestyle can be a challenge for almost anyone. Issues that often impact less than optimal nutritional choices include:

• High cost of many prepared food choices

• Quick access to empty calorie snacks

• Limited time to prepare meals brought from home

• Keeping late work hours and having to settle for available fare

While many people do aspire to take better care of their nutrition, work schedules and other factors can play into how well people are actually able to keep to this aspiration. However, items like food kits and other long-term storage food can provide an economical and nutritional alternative to worrying about finding good food on the go. The ability to stash meal kits without the need of a refrigerator or worrying about expiration can allow busy people to keep stores of supplies at home, in the office, or even in a briefcase or purse. As a result, the access to better nutrition becomes a factor that no longer works against better eating goals.  

Considering What Is Eaten

In many cases, the use of healthier snacks that can curb hunger and provide energy are becoming more common, but nutrition is also about the quality of the food and the variety of components that it gives the body. A common misconception that many people also have is that just because a snack is considered healthy, it can be eaten indiscriminately. What tends to be most important in addressing eating habits is the balance that is achieved through a variety of consumables, as this also helps to address possible deficiencies. In this manner, food kits and other long-term food storage meals can also reduce the challenges to healthy eating. Balanced rations are designed to meet physiological needs for survival during a stressful situation. This includes not only the appropriate caloric requirements for an individual, but also the actual nutrient components in the foods. Further benefits are also found in the fact that packaging for these types of rations makes them easy to transport and preserves the flavor and the quality of the nutrients.  

Survival Is A Daily Condition

When any crisis is faced by a population, overcoming the challenges that are presented indicates the preparedness that people have for working through the event. However, with the national health crisis concerning obesity and poor nutrition, the circumstances that inspire the need for a solution are daily points of focus. Unfortunately, when the standards of an emergency become familiar territory, it can also become more difficult to overcome the adversity. While the current health issues are not as singular as a natural disaster or environmental catastrophe, they are still an emergency situation for the welfare of the nation. Preparedness and solutions can still be approached in a similar fashion, but people also need to recognize that survival may only appear preserved by our modern society, when it is really in a state of crisis due to regular actions that can contribute to the epidemic.