What's On Your Plate? Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

group of photographs of elderly people Young at Heart: Tips for Older Adults

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Offers tips to those 65 years old and over for eating to ward off disease and increasing overall well-being. Also in PDF|6.88 MB and in Spanish.

Nutrition and Aging

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension

Provides tips and suggestions for seniors. Discusses sensory changes and nutrients of special concern for the elderly.

MyPlate for Older Adults

Tufts University. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Guidance for Older Adults based on MyPlate, this article and graphic encourages adequate nutrient and fluid intake for older adults.

Healthy Eating for Older Adults (PDF | 941 KB)

Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

Includes tips for "Meals in Minutes," eating on a budget, and getting enough fluid.

Eat Smart, Live Strong logo Eat Smart, Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older Adults

Now consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate, Eat Smart, Live Strong is designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year olds participating in or eligible for FNS nutrition assistance programs.

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

An updated guide for older adults on how to incorporate physical activity into everyday life. Includes sample exercises, progress tracking tips, and information on healthy eating. Also available in Spanish.

Meals on Wheels Association of America

Meals On Wheels Association of America.

Helps men and women who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail or at risk, who need help obtaining meals. Click on Finding a Local Program by City and State to find a local provider.

Nutrition After Fifty brochure cover Nutrition After Fifty: Tips and Recipes

American Institute for Cancer Research.

Brochure available online, in PDF, or by order. Gives tips for eating to reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Includes recipes and links to other resources of interest to seniors.

To Your Health! Food Safety for Seniors

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Also in PDF|852 KB and in Spanish (PDF|669 KB).

Eating Well as You Get Older

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Older adults can learn how to make wise food choices and can find information about food labels, food safety, meal planning, food shopping, and ways to enhance the enjoyment of eating.

Diabetes and Aging

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.

Discusses factors that can affect the management of type 2 diabetes in older people. Links to other resources.

Food and Nutrition Information Center Logo Older Adults General Nutrition Resource List 2010 (PDF | 297 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

A guide to help seniors find information on many nutrition and health topics. Lists books, websites and other reliable resources.

Meals for 1 or 2

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension

Quick tips for making food and meals more appealing when you are preparing meals for one or two people.

Seniors and Kidney Disease

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Learn about kidney disease and how it affects older adults.

Menopause and Weight Gain

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

Learn what causes weight gain after menoupause and what can be done about it.