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How older adults can overcome barriers to healthy eating

Last Modified: November 20, 2023

Family Medicine, Nutrition & Recipes

Nutrition and aging

Good nutrition is important for older adults to stay strong and reduce the risk of disease. But as you get older it can be harder to eat in healthy ways. If you have health problems or can’t be active anymore, you may not feel as hungry as you used to. It can also be more difficult to plan and make meals.

Here are several common barriers that older adults face to healthy eating, paired with ideas to help you overcome them.

Nutrition aging

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