There have been a lot of stories in the news recently about rising food prices. The World Bank recently came out with their Food Price Watch
for February 2011 which stated that wheat, corn, sugar, and edible oil prices have all risen for reasons from increased demand to weather stunting crops and even export restrictions. The unexpected freezes across Mexico are also causing prices of fresh fruits and vegetables to rise across the United States.
According to the World Bank's Food Price Watch
, higher food prices can impact nutrition in many ways. Those who are under the poverty line tend to purchase lower priced unhealthy foods instead of higher priced healthy foods. This substitution has the largest negative impact on infants who are age zero to two and pregnant women who need to be especially sure their nutrition is balanced.
Getting food storage put together for your family can act as an insurance policy against high food prices and will allow you to make decisions now that will help you and your family maintain a balanced diet in the future.
We have a variety of freeze-dried fruits
that will add necessary vitamins to food storage. For example, one serving of Freeze-Dried Strawberries will provide 170% of your suggested daily intake of Vitamin C and one serving of Freeze-Dried Spinach will provide 120% of your daily needs of Vitamin A along with high percentages of Vitamin C, Iron, and Calcium.
We also have high quality Freeze-Dried Meats
and Textured Vegetable Proteins
that will raise the amount of protein that you can store.
As you are creating your food storage plan, our free Food Storage Analyzer
is a great tool to use to make sure your storage stays nutritionally balanced.
Free Food Storage Analyzer™
It is important to use the information that the World Bank has released and get prepared for any type of emergency. By taking the time to plan and prepare now, your family will be taken care of and have a well balanced diet even if food prices sky rocket or someone in your family loses a job.