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MyPlate for Older Adults

By AARP Foundation

Nutrition needs change as we age. We may become less active, our metabolism slows and our ability to absorb some nutrients becomes less efficient. This means that the foods we choose to eat, and the amount of nutrients in those foods, become even more important.

Watch this explanatory video and use MyPlate for Older Adults as a tool to help you when you shop, decide on types and combinations of foods you cook, and as a reminder that the foods you choose to eat should be rich in vitamins and minerals.

MyPlate for Older Adults was created in the framework of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It was updated in 2016 by nutrition scientists at the Jean Mayer U. S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University with support from AARP Foundation.

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