You probably already know that making healthy choices about eating is important to keeping up your overall health, keeping up your energy levels, and avoiding illness (or recovering more quickly if you do get sick).
You may not know that as you get older, your nutrition needs change. For example, many people over the age of 50 need fewer calories than they did before, but they also need to take in more of certain vitamins and minerals.
Additionally, as you get older, it’s common for your eating habits to change. Many seniors have trouble eating healthy because their appetite changes, food starts to taste different, it becomes more difficult to cook or go shopping and their shopping budget changes after retirement.
But, choosing healthy foods is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! The topics under the “Healthy Eating” section of this website will help you navigate what you need to know to make good choices about food: from understanding the Dietary Guidelines recommended by the government and experts in health and nutrition, to getting tips on managing special needs, to finding ways to make healthy choices while enjoying dinner out.
To get started, choose from the topics listed on the right-hand side of this page. Or get more detailed information by exploring the resources listed below.