Older Individuals

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.


Choosing Healthy Meals As You Get Older

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

10 Healthy Eating Tips for People Age 65+


Healthy Eating As We Age

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

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


10 Tips: Make Better Beverage Choices

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Tips to help you make better beverage choices.


National Institute on Aging - Health Information

HHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

The National Institute on Aging, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. Find information on Healthy Eating and Exercise and Physical Activity.


Go4Life

HHS. 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

HHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Find information to help older adults incorporate physical activity into everyday life. Also available in PDF (12.54 MB).


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

HHS. 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.


Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging

HHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Tips for choosing nutrient dense foods and snacks.


Drinking Enough Fluids

HHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Tip sheet for older adults on fluids and hydration.


MedlinePlus: Nutrition for Seniors

HHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Also in Spanish.


Real-Life Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

HHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

How endurance, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises can help you in real-life.


Healthy Eating and Alzheimer's Disease

HHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

Eating healthy foods helps everyone stay well. It’s even more important for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some tips for healthy eating.


Indoor Activities

DHHS. NIH. National Institute on Aging.

It’s too cold, too hot, rainy, icy, or snowy outside today. It’s true that older adults can be affected by heat and cold more than others, but bad weather is no excuse to cancel your exercise for the day! With a little creativity, you can be active indoors in a variety of ways.


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

HHS. 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.


Food Safety for Older Adults

HHS. 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|2.43 MB.


Food Safety for Home Delivered Meals

HHS. Foodsafety.gov.

Information about the proper handling of home delivered meals.


Young at Heart: Tips for Older Adults

HHS. NIDDK. Weight-Control Information Network

Tips and tools to help people ages 65 and over eat healthy foods and be physically active.


Eldercare Locator

HHS. 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.


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.