What to Stock in Your Fridge and Pantry During the Pandemic

Staying home during the coronavirus? Here’s what to stock in your fridge and pantry according to various news sources. 

NBC News

Dried fruit: Shop for dried raisins, mango (which is a year-round nutritionist favorite), dates, figs, apricots, prunes, and whichever dried fruits you fancy. Link to article.

USA Today

Other recommended foods are peanut butter, jelly, crackers, nuts, trail mix, dried fruits, granola bars, bouillon cubes, and staples like sugar, salt, pepper. Link to article.

Citizen Times (Part of USA Today)

Fruit, dried and frozen: Fresh fruit doesn’t last long. Dried and frozen cherries, blueberries, mangos, strawberries, etc., last indefinitely. Link to article.

Good Housekeeping

Know which long-lasting perishables are best to add to your list. Link to article.

Business Insider

As the coronavirus spreads, people across the world are preparing for the possibility of forced quarantines, and shutdowns of businesses and services. According to a survey of 1,051 US adults by Insider Data, 22% are stockpiling food. For snacks, stockpile high-energy items like nuts and jerky, but also low-sodium dried fruit and protein bars. Dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and shelf-stable meat like beef jerky can provide an efficient source of energy and other nutrients and can be stored for long periods of time. Link to article.


How to strengthen your immunity to coronavirus. Part 1: Diet. As the coronavirus situation intensifies, there are ways to keep your immune system functioning optimally, which can help to keep you healthy and give you a sense of control in an uncertain time. Link to article.

American Society for Nutrition

Making Health and Nutrition a Priority During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Link to article.

New York Times

What You Can Do About Coronavirus Right Now. Here’s some practical advice from doctors and public health experts to protect yourself and your community. Link to article.


Food Care Package Ideas for a Sick Friend. Link to article.