Food Pyramid for Older Adults

There are some things that can change as we age. Surprise!
No, not really.
So why not look again at the food pyramid and adjust how we eat?

The basics:

  • Half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables of various colors.
  • A quarter of your plate should be grains—with an emphasis on whole grains (for example, whole wheat bread, brown rice, and oatmeal).
  • The remainder should be protein (nuts, beans, fish, poultry, and lean meat) and a little bit of low-fat or fat-free dairy (milk, yogurt, and cheese).

Here’s a link to a downloadable PDF from Tufts University to hang on the fridge:

Download the Food Pyramid for Older Adults


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