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Making Healthy Food Choices as You Age

It’s never too late to start making healthy food choices. Eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight, get the nutrients you need, and lower your risk of chronic disease. A few ways you can make healthier food choices are:

  • Eating and drinking each day from different food groups, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy
  • Cutting back on foods and beverages that are high in calories and added sugars, sodium, and saturated fats
  • Understanding how many calories you need, based on your level of daily activity and keeping a food diary to track your calorie intake
  • Choosing a variety of foods that are packed with nutrients and low in calories
  • Checking food labels to understand what foods will meet your nutritional needs each day

Learn more ways you can make healthier food choices as you age.

Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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