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Nutrition for Older Adults

Healthy eating is an important part of feeling great at any age. Nutritional needs change with age: we need fewer calories (sometimes called energy) but more of some vitamins and minerals. Eating well with Canada’s Food Guide will help you choose foods that are high in nutrients.

Nutrients of Note:

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Are you getting enough nutrition?

As you get older, you may experience changes in your ability to cook or shop for yourself.  This can increase your risk of malnutrition and affect your health. Here are some signs that you or an older adult may not be getting enough nutrition:

If you notice these signs and are worried, speak with your primary care team. You can also contact Dial a Dietitian to speak with a dietitian. Take the Nutrition e Screen questionnaire to find out how you are doing with choosing foods that help you stay healthy and active.

Nutrition Supports For Older Adults:

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