Vitamins and supplements Vitamins and Minerals for Older Adults Older adults may have different vitamin and mineral needs than younger adults. Find recommended amounts and information on calcium, sodium, vitamin D, and more. 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. Dietary Supplements for Older Adults Find information about dietary supplements—what they are, if they're safe for older adults, and whether you should take any.