Eating Well As You Get Older

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can eating well help me stay healthy?
  2. What kinds of foods are the healthiest?
  3. What are nutrient-dense foods?
  4. Why is it important to eat nutrient-dense foods?
  5. What are calories and how many should I consume each day?
  6. What amounts of food should I eat?
  7. How many vegetables should I aim for every day? Which ones should I have?
  8. How much fruit should I aim for every day? What kinds of fruits should I have?
  9. How many grain foods should I eat each day? What kinds should I have?
  10. What are whole-grain foods?
  11. How do I know if a food is whole grain?
  12. What are the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables?
  13. What are some sources of protein?
  14. How much protein should I get each day?
  15. What kind of dairy products should I choose?
  16. What does the Nutrition Facts label on packaged and canned food and drink tell me?
  17. Is it okay to eat some fat?
  18. Are some fats healthier than others?
  19. Which kinds of fat should I limit?
  20. How can I lower the amount of fat in my diet?
  21. Should I limit the amount of sodium I consume?
  22. How can I limit added sugars in my diet?
  23. Is it okay to have snacks?
  24. How can I make sure I’m getting enough fluids every day?
  25. Should I limit alcoholic beverages?
  26. What can I do about constipation?
  27. Where can I learn more about eating well?
  28. How can I choose healthier foods when shopping?
  29. I find it difficult to shop for food. Where can I get help?
  30. How can I eat well if I'm on a limited budget?
  31. Which Federal Government programs help low-income older adults buy food?
  32. Why do people lose interest in eating and cooking as they get older?
  33. What should I do if I don't feel like eating?
  34. I don't enjoy meals because I often eat alone. Where can I find others to eat with?
  35. How can I choose healthier foods when I eat out?

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