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Overcoming Barriers to Healthy Eating for Older Adults


Nov 20, 2023

Good nutrition is important for older adults to stay strong and reduce the risk of disease. But as you get older it can be harder to eat in healthy ways. If you have health problems or can’t be active anymore, you may not feel as hungry as you used to. It can also be more difficult to plan and make meals. Here are several common barriers that older adults face to healthy eating, paired with ideas to help you overcome them.

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Copyrighted material adapted with permission from Healthwise, Incorporated. This information does not replace the advice of a doctor.

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