Older Individuals

For and about seniors, find resources on healthy eating, nutritional challenges related to aging, food safety issues, Meals on Wheels and other assistance programs. See more on these sub-topics:

DHHS. Administration on Aging.

Find out how this program reduces hunger and food insecurity in seniors while promoting socialization, health, well-being and delayed adverse health conditions.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and the National Prevention Council

Healthy Aging in Action (HAIA) identifies recommendations and actions to promote healthy aging and improve health and well-being in later life.

University of Maryland.

"Food Safety on the Go" is a free food safety training program for staff, volunteers and clients of home-delivered meal programs that focuses on deliveries to older adults. The overall goal of this course is to decrease the risk of foodborne illness among clients.

University of Florida IFAS Extension.

MyPlate for older adults was adapted from USDA's MyPlate. Developed in 2011, and reviewed by the University of Florida Extension Service in May 2016.

Tufts University. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Guidance for Older Adults based on MyPlate, this article and graphic encourages adequate nutrient and fluid intake for older adults.