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Older Adult Nutrition

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:

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.

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 and Aging  ( pdf | 806 KB )

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.

Fact sheet includes information on buying more for less, sensory changes, structural changes, special dietary needs, and food preparation for one. Material uses previous Food Guide Pyramid.

Administration for Community Living

Explore resources to help you support and engage the older adults in your community, including program activities, tip sheets and guides.

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.

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

The MyPlate food guidance system replaces MyPyramid. The Daily Food Plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you.