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Older Individuals

Find nutrition information for older adults to eat healthy, reduce disease risk, and deal with changes that affect appetite and eating.

USDA, Food and Nutrition Service, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Learn about the unique nutrition needs for individuals ages 65 and up.

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.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration, 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.

HHS, Foodsafety.gov

Learn why adults age 65 and older are at a higher risk for hospitalization and death from foodborne illness. 

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging

Learn why it is important to stay hydrated as you age, and find tips for healthy beverage choices.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging

Learn the latest on how exercise and physical activity can help you stay healthy as you age.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, 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.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging

Find tips for dealing with common problems that can make it harder to follow through on smart food choices.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus Health Information

Read more about how to eat healthy as you age, and what to do if you are having trouble.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus Health Information

Learn the symptoms of dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, and how it is treated.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus Health Information

Get tips for managing dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, at home.