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How to maintain a healthy diet during the coronavirus outbreak

Natalie Brenneman

Natalie Brenneman, a registered dietitian and certified Diabetes educator with Knox Community Hospital, spoke about how to maintain a healthy diet during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Yesterday, we focused on mental health. Today, we're talking about what should go on your plate.

Reporter Grant Pepper spoke with Natalie Brenneman, a registered dietitian and certified Diabetes educator with Knox Community Hospital, about how to maintain a healthy diet during the COVID-19 outbreak. Brenneman answered questions she's frequently being asked right now, including:

  • If I want to stock up on food, do canned and frozen vegetables offer the same nutrients as fresh vegetables?
  • How do I shop for healthy foods that also have a shelf-life? In other words, if I can’t shop regularly for fresh fruits and vegetables, what are my other options?
  • What daily supplements are recommended for adults?
  • What can people with Diabetes do at home to better control their blood sugar?
  • Now that I’m home 24/7, my urge to snack – either out of boredom or proximity – has increased. How do I ‘snack’ healthy?

She also touched on the importance of maintaining a healthy diet during this time, and the mindset we should take from a dietary perspective.

Tomorrow, we will talk about how to stay physically fit during the outbreak. For more local coronavirus coverage: https://www.knoxpages.com/news/covid19/

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Staff Reporter

Grant is a 2018 graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he studied journalism and played basketball. He likes coffee, books and minor league baseball. He loves telling stories and has a passion for local news.