DIETICIAN OFFERS IDEAS ON HOW TO SAFELY GET OUTSIDE DURING PANDEMIC

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With many Americans working from home and school being out, many families are looking for ways to not be couch potatoes during this pandemic.

Registered dietitian Lori Greene said there are so many options for families to make this experience worthwhile.

“As you all know, most of the days during this quarantine have been absolutely beautiful and so it gives us a lot of opportunity to get outside,” said Greene, who is an instructor at the University of Alabama and the director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. “Our neighborhood has done this and I’ve seen other neighborhoods in west Alabama where they are doing the bear hunt or a scavenger hunt in your neighborhood or eye spy. It gives an opportunity for families to go walking or riding bikes around the neighborhood. My children, they created obstacle courses in our driveway and in our street and that’s been a lot of fun for them.”

While getting outside is encouraged during the pandemic, be sure to adhere to the 6-feet distance rule and maintain aggressive hygiene before, during and after getting out.

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