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Eating Healthy has benefits that can help individuals 65 and up

As we age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being.  Eating habits change as we get older.  Simple changes can allow us to receive all the nutrients our bodies need.

  • Add sliced fruits and vegetables to meals and snacks. Look for pre-sliced varieties if slicing and chopping is a challenge.
  • Ask your doctor for other options if the medications you take affect your appetite.
  • Drink 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk throughout the day. If you cannot tolerate milk try small amounts of yogurt, buttermilk, hard cheese or lactose-free foods. Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
  • Consume foods fortified with vitamin B12, such as fortified cereals.

Use these simple tips to help make smart food choices for years to come: Healthy Eating for Older Adults | MyPlate