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Healthy Eating and Older Adults
Good nutrition is important for older adults to help them stay strong and reduce the risk of disease. But as you get older, it can be harder to eat in healthy ways. If you have health problems or can't be active, you may not feel as hungry as you used to. You may not plan and make meals as often.
Here are common problems older adults have with healthy eating, along with some ideas for how to solve them.
If you have this problem:
Try these ideas:
You have a health problem that makes it hard to chew.
You have trouble shopping for yourself.
You have trouble preparing meals.
You don't feel very hungry.
You are worried about the cost of food.
Current as of: May 4, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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