Aging and Nutrition

Calorie needs change due to more body fat and less lean muscle. Less activity can further decrease calorie needs. With age, it becomes more important that diets contain enough calcium, fiber, iron, protein, and the vitamins A, B12, C, D and Folacin. Older adults should reduce calories, select nutrient-dense foods, and enjoy smaller portions of foods high in fat, sugar and sodium. Because no one food or pill provides all of the nutrients, they should eat a variety of foods to get the full spectrum of nutrients.

The challenge for older adults is to meet the same nutrient needs as when they were younger, yet consume fewer calories. People of all ages need more than 40 nutrients to stay healthy.

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  • Aging and Food

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