Nutrition Concerns for Older Adults

Our daily eating habits change as our bodies get older. Make small adjustments to help you enjoy the foods and beverages you eat and drink.

Add flavor to foods with spices and herbs instead of salt and look for low-sodium packaged foods.

Add sliced fruits and vegetable to your meals and snacks. Look for pre-sliced fruits and vegetables on sale if slicing and chopping is a challenge.

Ask your doctor to suggest other options if the medications you take affect your appetite or change your desire to eat.

Drink 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk throughout the day. If you cannot tolerate milk try small amounts of yogurt, butter milk, hard cheese or lactose-free foods. Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

Consume foods fortified with vitamin B12, such as fortified cereals.

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