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. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Older adults can learn how to make wise food choices and can find information about food labels, food safety, meal planning, food shopping, and ways to enhance the enjoyment of eating.

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.

Eat Smart, Live Strong is designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among able-bodied 60-74 year olds participating in or eligible for FNS nutrition assistance programs. The intervention is designed to help nutrition educators working with FNS programs and in communities deliver science-based nutrition education to the growing number of low-income older adults.

Nutrition for Healthy Aging  ( pdf | 8.9 MB )

American Institute for Cancer Research.

This brochure gives tips for eating to reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.