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Preparation Tips for Meals for All

Meals for All provides complete, easily prepared meals. Just add water. These real-foods can be re-hydrated using boiling water for a delicious hot meal or with cold water when gas or electricity is unavailable to boil water.

Trained dietary department staff may not be available to prepare meals during emergencies. Meals for All can be prepared by any staff or untrained volunteers allowing uninterrupted meal service. No knowledge of cooking, preparation or diets is needed to safely serve vulnerable populations.

Refer to label on each product for specific instructions.

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Preparation instructions

Preparation Instructions for Hot Foods

  1. Open can and discard oxygen absorber* packet.
  2. Boil water amount as directed.
  3. Stir dry contents of can or cans into boiling water.
  4. Cover and remove from heat.
  5. Allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  6. Stir and serve 1 1/3 cup (2 x No. 6 Scoop) or as directed.

 Instructions for Ready to Eat Items (Fruit, Vegetables, Crackers)

  1. Remove oxygen absorber* packet.
  2. Ready to eat from packaging.
  3. If desired, rehydrate as above using cold water for fruit

 Instructions for Pudding Preparation

  1. Open can and discard oxygen absorber* packet.
  2. Stir dry contents of one can into cold water, amount as directed.
  3. Whisk thoroughly to mix. Allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  4. Stir and serve #8 scoop for ½ cup or as directed.

 Non-Fat Milk, to prepare

  1. Add water as directed on label, allow to stand 15 minutes, stir and serve 8 ounces or as directed.

 Notes

  • Food Safety Note: food should be consumed within 2 hours of preparation unless maintained at 140F or higher below 41F for cold foods.
  • No heating methods: Allow 1 hour to rehydrate when using cold water.
  • Product shelf life is ten years when properly stored in a cool, dry environment.
  • *Contains a non-toxic oxygen absorber packet for longer shelf life. Remove and discard absorber packet prior to preparing or serving foods.