Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, functionality, and the ability to remain at home in the community. For seniors, healthy eating can help increase mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation speed, and the effectiveness of chronic health problem management. This section provides articles and resources which demonstrate the link between proper food and nutrition.

Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids

April 17, 2015

This report discusses in detail the role of vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and the carotenoids in human physiology and health. For each nutrient, the committee presents what is known about how it functions in the human body, which factors may affect how it works, and how the nutrient may be related to chronic disease.

Dietary Reference Intakes: Applications in Dietary Assessment

April 17, 2015

This report provides guidance to nutrition and health research professionals on the application of the new DRIs. It represents both a “how to” manual and a “why” manual. Specific examples of both appropriate and inappropriate uses of the DRIs in assessing nutrient adequacy of groups and of individuals are provided, along with detailed statistical approaches… Read more »

Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride

April 15, 2015

This report discusses in detail the role of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin D, and fluoride in human physiology and health. For each nutrient, the committee presents what is known about how it functions in the human body, which factors may affect how it works, and how the nutrient may be related to chronic disease.