Diabetes Forecast

The New MyPlate for Older Adults

By Miriam E. Tucker , ,

Kaitlin Graves/Mittera

You might be familiar with the U.S. government’s MyPlate tool for balanced eating, but did you know there’s a version for older adults? Developed by Tufts University nutrition scientists, MyPlate for Older Adults calls attention to older folks’ unique nutritional needs. For example, dairy products share a space with nut butters, fish, beans, and eggs—all good sources of high-quality protein. A separate graphic shows fluids such as water, tea, and soups, emphasizing the importance of hydration for seniors. Find out more here
Source: Tufts University and the AARP Foundation, posted online March 7, 2016



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