Late last month, nutrition scientists at Tufts University, with support from the AARP Foundation, introduced an updated MyPlate for Older Adults icon and accompanying website. The new MyPlate highlights the nutritional needs for older adults and is based on the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
According to the new MyPlate website, older adults should begin by making small shifts in food and beverage choices to improve their overall eating pattern, and then continue to build on them. Sticking with small changes, such as using spices to replace salt (try oregano!), will help make lasting improvements. The website also includes …read more