Older adults

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Meet nutrition needs as you age

Good nutrition and physical activity can keep you healthy and strong throughout your life. Your calorie needs decrease with age. Make smart choices to get the nutrients you need with fewer calories.

The average caloric recommendation is lower for seniors than for younger adults. Eating fewer calories means you’ll get fewer nutrients, and that means every bite has to count.

Find out about vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients seniors need to stay healthy. 

Solve common nutrition and eating problems for older adults.

Reviewed by: Carole Bartolotto, MA, RD, April 2016
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