Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis (3-Day Emergency Diet Plan)

3-Day Emergency Diet Plan-Preparing for Emergencies

This list provides a six-day supply of canned foods and water.
Use fresh foods as long as they are available.

Emergency Food List:
__ 3 packages of dry milk or 4-8 ounce (oz.) cans evaporated milk
__ 1 or 2 gallons of distilled or bottle water
__ 2 packages powdered fruit-flavored drink mix or one container fruit-flavored drink (pre-mixed)
__ 1-2 cans or bottles of soft drink
__ 6-pack of 4 oz. cans or boxes of fruit juice (cranberry, apple, or grape)
__ 6 boxes of single-serving cereal (no Raisin Bran)
__ small box white sugar (or box of sugar packets)
__ 12 – 4 oz. cans or “fruit bowls” of fruit (pears, peaches, oranges, mixed fruit, applesauce, or pineapple. no raisins)
__ 6 – 8 oz. cans of low sodium vegetables (carrots, green beans, peas, corn, or wax beans)
__ 6 – 3 oz. or 4 oz. cans of low sodium meat (tuna, crab, chicken, salmon, or turkey)
__ 1 jar peanut butter
__ 1 small jar jelly or honey
__ 3 small jars mayonnaise (or 8-12 single-serve foil wrapped packs)
__ 1 loaf regular bread* (not salt-free, with no preservatives)
__ 1 box vanilla wafers or graham crackers
__ 5 packages of candy (sourballs, hard candy, jelly beans, or mints)
__ 1 package marshmallows
__ 1 jumbo pack of chewing gum

*Bread can be kept frozen for three months.

DAY ONE (Add 4 oz. of water to take medicine)

Breakfast
Cereal and fruit:
1/2 cup milk or mix 1/4 cup evaporated milk with 1/4 cup distilled water from sealed containers or disinfected water
1 box of cereal (single-serving) (no Raisin Bran)
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 can (2 oz.) canned peaches (drained)

Morning Snack
Vanilla wafers (5) or graham crackers (1 1/2 squares)
Sourballs (10)

Lunch
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich:
2 slices of bread
2 tbsp. peanut butter
2 tbsp. jelly
1/2 cup canned pears (drained)
4 oz. (1/2 cup) pre-made powdered fruit drink

Afternoon Snack
Marshmallows (10)
1/2 cup canned applesauce

Dinner
Chicken sandwich:
2 slices of bread
1/2 can (2 oz.) canned low sodium chicken*
2 tbsp. mayonnaise*
1/2 cup canned low sodium carrots (drained)
1/2 cup cranberry juice

Evening Snack
Jelly beans (10)
Vanilla wafers (5) or graham crackers (1 1/2 squares)

If you are diabetic, avoid the sweets in this diet plan. However, have some high sugar content foods like hard candies in case you go “low” with too little sugar in your body.

DAY TWO
(Add 4 oz. of water to take medicine)

Breakfast
Cereal and fruit:
1/2 cup milk or mix 1/4 cup evaporated milk with 1/4 cup distilled water from sealed containers or disinfected water
1 box of cereal (single-serving) (no Raisin Bran)
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 can (2 oz.) canned pear (drained)

Morning Snack

1/2 cup canned applesauce
Jelly beans (10)

Lunch
Chicken sandwich:
2 slices of bread
1/4 cup (1 oz.) canned low sodium chicken
1 tbsp. mayonnaise*
1/2 cup pineapple (drained)
4 oz. (1/2 cup) pre-made powdered fruit drink

Afternoon Snack

Mints (10)
1/2 cup canned applesauce

Dinner
Tuna sandwich:
2 slices of bread
1/2 can (2 oz.) canned low sodium tuna*
1-2 tbsp. mayonnaise*
1/2 cup canned low sodium peas drained
1/2 cup cranberry juice

Evening Snack

Vanilla wafers (5) or graham crackers (1 1/2 squares)
Sourballs (10)

DAY THREE (Add 4 oz. of water to take medicine)

Breakfast
Cereal and fruit:
1/2 cup milk or mix 1/4 cup evaporated milk with 1/4 cup distilled water from sealed containers or disinfected water
1 box of cereal (single-serving) (no Raisin Bran)
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup cherries (drained)

Morning Snack
Vanilla wafers (5) or graham crackers (1 1/2 squares)
Hard candies (10)

Lunch
Peanut butter and jelly/honey sandwich:
2 slices of bread
2 tbsp. peanut butter*
2 tbsp. jelly or honey
1/2 cup canned peaches (drained)
4 oz. (1/2 cup) cranberry juice

Afternoon Snack
1/2 cup canned applesauce
Jelly beans (10)

Dinner
Salmon sandwich:
2 slices of bread
1/2 can (2 oz.) canned low sodium salmon*
1-2 tbsp. mayonnaise*
1/2 cup canned low sodium green beans drained
1/2 cup soft drink

Evening Snack
Vanilla wafers (5) or graham crackers (1 1/2 squares)
Marshmallows (10)

*Perishable item: Throw away unused food in open containers if not refrigerated or used within four hours.

Note: One egg or one ounce of meat that has been kept at a safe temperature can be switched for two tbsp. of peanut butter or one ounce of low-sodium canned meat.

Information obtained from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guide “Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis.” Go to this link for the full guide: http://www.rsnhope.com/resources/emergency_preparedness_information.php

02/28/2007

Web ID 385

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