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Diet & Nutrition for Older Adults

Eating well is a life-long journey that evolves as we age. Get information on maintaining healthy eating habits, preventing and identifying malnutrition, and staying hydrated to stay well.

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Published by the Department of Agriculture (USDA), MyPlate provides a wealth of valuable information on planning, prepari

Apr 28, 2022

Making Every Bite Count: 3 Steps to Healthier Eating with MyPlate

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Learn how following a 7- or 5-day healthy meal plan can free up time for leisure activities and stretch your food budget and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Mar 25, 2022

5 Tips for Seniors Creating Healthy Meal Plans

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A grocery budget calculator can give you a basic idea of how much you should be spending on groceries each week or month.

Mar 24, 2022

How to Create a Grocery Budget That Works for You

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Fresh produce is springing up in grocery stores and farm stands. Learn how you can add variety and nutrition to your plate with affordable seasonal fruits and veggies using your SNAP benefits.

Mar 20, 2022

Cooking Is a SNAP: Refresh Your Diet with Healthy Spring Recipes

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Healthy eating habits for older adults include eating more whole foods, getting enough protein, and limiting sodium. SNAP can make it more affordable to stick to healthy eating guidelines.

Mar 17, 2022

6 Healthy Eating Habits for Older Adults

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Feb 28, 2022

6 Ways to Eat Well as You Get Older

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A senior Caucasian couple is out for a run in the park on a sunny day.

Sep 23, 2021

10 Reasons Why Hydration is Important

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A close up shot of a glass of water.

Aug 23, 2021

How to Stay Hydrated for Better Health

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A senior Asian couple in the kitchen is cooking with fresh produce.

Jul 9, 2021

Get Cooking! Top Tips for Older Adults Managing Arthritis Hand Pain

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A senior man holds his medication record form, while seemingly confused, and discusses the content with his wife.

Jun 22, 2021

Maintaining Your Medication Record Form

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A group of older adult women are playing Bingo in a senior center during the day.

May 7, 2021

Combine Bingo, Education, and Exercise to Improve Your Health

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Two Black senior women are out exercising while smiling and talking to each other.

Apr 21, 2021

How Excess Weight Impacts Our Mental and Emotional Health

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A senior Caucasian couple is sleeping comfortably in bed together.

Mar 8, 2021

How Sleep Affects Your Health

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A senior Hispanic couple is outside biking together in nature.

Mar 5, 2021

Achieving a Healthy Weight: Your Options After 60

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A Black senior couple is preparing a meal together in their home kitchen.

Mar 5, 2021

Healthy Weight Starts with Good Nutrition

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A Buddha bowl salad surrounded by healthy, fresh ingredients on a table.

Feb 23, 2021

Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

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A lone piece of bread sits on an empty plate with a fork close by, indicating hunger.

Feb 15, 2021

Get the Facts on SNAP and Senior Hunger

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A Black senior woman is hugging her husband from behind while he's sitting on the couch.

Jan 1, 2021

Get the Facts on Healthy Aging

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This tip sheet describes ways to stay safe while receiving deliveries of food or supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 27, 2020

Practical Tips for Meals and Other Package Delivery

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Closeup shot of a food container in a fridge that is labeled as "leftovers" with masking tape.

Apr 20, 2020

Make Food Safety a Priority

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A senior couple is laughing at the dinner table while eating a healthy meal together.

Feb 6, 2020

Simple Tips for Eating Well

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Jan 23, 2020

Drinking and Healthy Aging: Know Your Limits

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Jul 16, 2019

Fight the Heat with Hydration and Nutrition

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Three older women are outside posing for the camera, smiling.

Apr 9, 2019

5 Healthy Aging Tips Every Woman Should Know

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A senior Caucasian woman is having her blood pressure checked while receiving care in her home.

Mar 28, 2018

4 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease Using Medicare

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A Black senior man holds his wife as she struggles with grief.

Sep 21, 2017

Malnutrition May Be Hiding in Plain Sight

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A senior Asian couple are embracing while preparing a healthy meal in their kitchen.

Sep 11, 2017

Video: 5 Facts About Older Adult Malnutrition

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A senior Caucasian man is grilling outside while his family is enjoying a discussion on their patio.

May 25, 2017

3 Simple Tips for a Healthy and Safe Cookout

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A senior Asian mom is making a heart shape with her hand and her daughter's hand.

Feb 23, 2017

Staying Heart Healthy After 65: What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation

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An older man and his son are cooking together in the kitchen, both smiling and enjoying each other's company.

Jan 5, 2017

10 Ways Malnutrition Can Impact Your Health—and 6 Steps to Prevent It

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A woman off camera is slicing carrots in her kitchen, among other healthy vegetables.

Jan 5, 2017

Eating Well After 50: 5 Ways to Make Healthy Food Choices

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A senior masked woman stands at the door of her house receiving a grocery delivery.

Sep 29, 2016

The Face of Malnutrition May be More Familiar Than You Think

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Aug 30, 2016

Preventing Malnutrition After a Hospital Stay: 6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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Aug 30, 2016

5 Malnutrition Facts You Probably Didn't Know

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