Seniors

MyPlate

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Use MyPlate to visualize a healthy plate and think about what foods go on your plate, in your bowl, or in your cup.


SuperTracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Get personalized nutrition and physical activity plans, track your food and fitness, and receive tips to stay healthy.


Healthy Eating As We Age

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Learn about special nutrition concerns for older adults, staying active, and more.


Choosing Healthy Meals As You Get Older

USDA. CNPP; DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

10 Healthy Eating Tips for People Age 65+


10 Tips: Make Better Beverage Choices

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Tips to help you make better beverage choices.


Go4Life

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. It is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Also find Nutrition Tip Sheets.


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

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Find information to help older adults incorporate physical activity into everyday life. Also available in PDF (12.54 MB) or you can order a printed copy. Also available in Spanish.


Using the Nutrition Facts Label: A How-To Guide for Older Adults

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

The Nutrition Facts label serves as your guide for making choices that can affect your long-term health. This booklet will give you the information you need to start using the Nutrition Facts label today.


Eldercare Locator

DHHS. Administration on Aging.

Links older Americans, their families and caregivers to information and resources on services including state and local agencies and other community organizations.


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

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Find nutrition information for those 65 years and older, including nutrients to know, healthy eating plans, and food safety and shopping tips.


Drinking Enough Fluids

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Tip sheet for older adults on fluids and hydration.


NIH Senior Health

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging; National Library of Medicine.

Health and wellness information for older adults on a variety of topics from the National Institutes of Health:


Healthy Eating - Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Healthy foods like fruit and vegetables can help people with Alzheimer’s dementia. Get tips to maintain health and weight and keep a cooking routine.


MedlinePlus: Nutrition for Seniors

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Also in Spanish.


Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults (PDF | 1.1MB)

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Fit physical activity into your life your way with this guide that helps you decide on the number of days, types of activities, and times that fit your schedule.


Healthy Eating After 50

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Find answers to questions about chewing problems and loss of taste and get tips for shopping on a budget.


To Your Health! Food Safety for Seniors

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

Find food safety practices and risks for the elderly. Also in PDF|694 KB and in Spanish.


Food Safety for Older Adults

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

Find important food safety information for older adults. Also in PDF|3.02 MB.


Food Safety for Home Delivered Meals

DHHS. Foodsafety.gov.

Information about the proper handling of home delivered meals.


Young at Heart: Tips for Older Adults

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-Control Information Network


MyPlate for Older Adults

University of Florida IFAS Extension.

MyPlate for older adults was adapted from USDA's MyPlate. Developed in 2011, and reviewed by the University of Florida Extension Service in May 2016.


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.