Eating Well As You Get Older

Frequently Asked Questions

27. Where can I learn more about eating well?

The website from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, can help you choose a mix of healthy foods that are right for you. Visit the website at

Another balanced eating plan is the DASH eating plan which is designed to help prevent or manage high blood pressure, or hypertension. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. For more about DASH, go to What is the DASH Eating Plan?, or contact the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at 1-301-592-8573 or 1-240-629-3255 (TTY). Be sure to check with your doctor about eating plans to help manage health conditions that occur as you get older.

To learn more about choosing healthy meals as you get older, see 10 Healthy Eating Tips for People 65+