Healthy Eating

Making a plan to eat healthy can keep you healthy and active for longer. Read these articles on how to make smart food choices, shop for healthy food on a budget, and what vitamins and minerals older people need. Use the sample menus to plan your meals and shopping list!

Healthy Eating

Can calorie restriction or fasting promote better health and longer life? Learn the evidence from NIA for eating patterns such as time-restricted feeding, alternate-day fasting, and the 5:2 diet.

Good nutrition is part of healthy aging! Read about healthy eating and meal plans, and get 10 tips for choosing healthy foods and a healthy lifestyle.

How to eat healthy? Choose a variety of nutrient-dense foods across and within all the food groups: vegetables, fruits, grains, protein foods, dairy products, and oils.

Make healthy food choices part of your daily life. Your older self will thank you!

Do you have trouble with eating, no appetite, or difficulty chewing? Get problem-solving suggestions for common barriers to healthy eating.

How much food should you eat? Learn about servings and portion sizes for healthy nutrition and find healthy snack suggestions.

Eating healthy food on a budget starts with the right grocery list! These tips can help older people shop for nutritious food.

Balancing the calories you eat and physical activity is key to maintaining a healthy weight. Learn how exercise and healthy eating can help.

The USDA Food Patterns can help you keep an eye on the calories you eat. For a balanced diet, choose healthy foods from five major food groups.

Older adults may have different vitamin and mineral needs than younger adults. Find the recommended amounts and information on calcium, sodium, vitamin D, and more.

Healthy food doesn’t have to be expensive. Get tips for saving money on healthy food and shopping on a budget.

Nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, and fats can help you stay healthy as you age. Make sure you get the right amount of each.

Drinking enough fluids helps you digest food, absorb nutrients, and get rid of waste. Read these tips to help you get enough fluids.

Reading food labels can help you make smart food choices. Learn how to read and understand the product date, ingredient list, and Nutrition Facts label.

Practice food safety to avoid getting sick from your food. When cooking—clean, separate, cook, chill. Learn how.

Planning meals and making a shopping list can help you eat healthier. Check out these sample menus for older adults for healthy meal and snack ideas.

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