This year we know a lot of people might not be sure what Thanksgiving and the holidays will look like this year, although we might expect our holiday table to include fewer people than last year.
There are a lot of unknowns around the holiday season—and, really, almost everything this year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), your safest bet is to celebrate with your household alone, of course, and if you are going to share your holiday table with others, how to be safe this year? Check out these tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season.
Check for any local restrictions or regulations for gathering limits
Let’s not break any laws this year! Many areas have guidelines on the number of guests inside gatherings at a single time. Check out the City of Austin guidelines as they update them often.
Get creative with your agenda, location, and serving style
Who else loves the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and watching football after the meal? Maybe this year you have an outside viewing party with lots of open space and fresh air. It might be fun to have some outdoor fires going to stay warm.
Wash your hands! I can’t just hear my mom from when I was growing up saying this over and over and over again. Funny, how those good hygiene practices still hold true now more than ever.
Spend at least 20 seconds washing your hands before meals and also if you ever do cough or sneeze.
We hope you, your families and loved ones stay healthy and safe during the holidays. This is such a special time to come together and connect and doing so in a safe way this year can make a difference to your health and others.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at iLivewell Nutrition.
Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties.
She is the owner and founder of I Live Well Nutrition her Dietitian practice which started in 2007 and serves clients in the Austin, Texas area in two locations. Fearless Practitioners, the division of her business that offers training to dietitians and wellness professionals.