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Healthy eating, nutrition, and diet

Healthy eating is a cornerstone of healthy aging. Read these articles on how to make smart food choices, shop for healthy food on a budget, and find out what vitamins and minerals older adults need. Use the sample menus to plan your meals and shopping list!

Healthy Eating and Alzheimer's Disease

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.
bag of healthy groceries

How To Read Food and Beverage Labels

Reading food labels can help you make smart food choices. Learn how to read and understand the product date, ingredient list, and Nutrition Facts label.
Samples of food labels

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Balancing the calories you eat and physical activity is key to maintaining a healthy weight. Learn how exercise and healthy eating can help.
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Overcoming Roadblocks to Healthy Eating

Do you have trouble shopping on a budget, keeping your appetite up, or chewing and swallowing? Get problem-solving suggestions for common barriers to healthy eating.
Vegetable stir fry

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