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I wonder if you can advise me if there is a list that has been pre written to tell you how much food we should have per person per year . I know store what we eat eat what we store and every ones taste is diffrent but wondering if there is a list of such
Per adult for 365 days
beans ?? kg
Rice ?? kg
flour ?? kg
sugar ?? kg
salt ?? kg
tins of this ## ??
tins of that ## ??
so on and so on
thanks in advance
Likely you might get several lists. Here's one I recently stumbled across -
Some others -
(with a calculator)
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Most food calculators are based on minimums and may not fit your family appetites. Another approach would be to draw up a series of menus then buy based on that. For example if you have a family of two for one month:
Breakfast ( 30 days for two people, need 60 servings total):
-- Oatmeal 3 times a week, need 28 servings
-- Pancakes with syrup 3 times a week, need 28 servings
-- Muffins and canned butter (once a week, need 4 servings)
That's how I do it. I calculated the minimum daily protein requirements for members of my family and then planned meals around that.
I also looked at meals we eat often to see whch ones could be easily modified to using solely shelf-stable ingredients. I love rice and beans and also spagetti but wouldn't want to have one of those two things for dinner night after night for an extended period of time.
You'd be surprised at the gems you'll come up with if you keep experimenting.
I calculated based on calories per day per person per unit of time. Then, looked into nutrition to balance the ratios of how much of what foods to get those calories. Still need more shopping and more storage!
I try and calculate amount of calories and the types of meals I would plan on having. It's different for everyone.
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I used the excel sheet from here to get these numbers. I summed the weights needed for a certain period of time and then calculated the percentage of each item. You could probably use any excel list of items with weights to come up with these numbers. Gotta love Excel! I don't think this is the most useful information in the world, but here it is.
Corn Meal 4.8%
Total Grains 58.0%
Fats and Oils
Vegetable Oil 0.4%
Salad Dressing 0.2%
Peanut Butter 0.8%
Beans, dry 5.8%
Lima Beans 1.0%
Soy Beans 1.9%
Split Peas 1.0%
Dry Soup Mix 1.0%
Total Legumes 11.6%
Brown Sugar 0.6%
Corn Syrup 0.6%
Fruit drink powdered 1.2%
Flavored Gelatin 0.2%
Total Sugars 11.6%
Dry Milk 11.6%
Evaporated Milk 2.3%
Other - Powdered Eggs 0.8%
Baking Powder 0.2%
Baking Soda 0.2%
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For an adult you need about 100 lbs of food a month, or 1200 lbs a year. That calculation helps me with my dry stock of beans and rice. I agree how much of each item depends on the family and how you are planning on preparing the food. I can look at my regular food pantry, freezers and canned goods and estimate how long that would last us and then add on additional time for my dry stock. In a true situation we would likely be eating some from both or I could ration it to last longer.
After looking at that link, it appears that J&J have made it hard so they can sell their ebook. Given the list of items above, it's a fairly limited menu.
Breakfast is oatmeal, powdered eggs, corn muffins
Lunch is soup or peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Dinner is lots of rice and beans, pasta (but no sauce)
Dessert is jello or something baked
You might want to add some freeze dried veggies and meats. Canned tuna and spam will add some variety. Tomato powder, spices and freeze dried moz. cheeze will give you decent pasta dishes. Maple syrup (in glass bottles) will last a very long time and go a long way to making a breakfast dish taste good. Just mho.
I think, it depends on our body weight and height. Always eat in a proper way because over diet is not good for our body. Avoid junk food and take a proper balanced diet.
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