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AgePage—Healthy Eating After 50

United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging Description: This14-page brochure provides information on appropriate eating for older adults. Outlines nutrient needs for older adults. Changes in taste and smell, water and fiber requirements, cutting down on salt and fat, keeping food safe and keeping costs low are addressed. Print copies may be ordered online or by phone from the National Institute on Aging. See Section III for contact information.

Web sites: http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/healthy-eating-after-50

http://www.nia.nih.gov/sites/default/files/healthy_eating_after_50.pdf (PDF | 224 KB)


Consumer Corner: Seniors

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Food and Nutrition Information Center offer nutrition topics of interest to seniors such as healthy eating to reduce risk of disease and dealing with changes that affect eating (such as taste changes or having to cook for one).

Web site: http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/consumers/ages-stages/seniors

 


 

Eating Well as You Get Older ~ NIHSeniorHealth

DHHS, NIH, National Institute on Aging; National Library of Medicine offer an  Online resource with information and videos for seniors about how to eat well, eat safely, shop wisely and more. Large text availability, contrast and speech toggle improve resource’s accessibility for older adults.

Web site: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/eatingwellasyougetolder/benefitsofeatingwell/01.html


 

 

Eating Well Over 50: Nutrition and Diet Tips for Healthy Eating as You Age

Helpguide.org

Description: Online fact sheet provides information for older adults on why nutrition is important, nutrient needs, tips for creating a well-balanced diet, overcoming obstacles, and handling physical and lifestyle changes.

Web site: http://www.helpguide.org/life/senior_nutrition.htm

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