Did you know that seniors often lack access to good, nutritional meals?
Studies have shown that this can be harmful not only to physical health but also with psychological health. Because sharing meals is a social activity for most people, many people understandably don’t want to cook nutritious meals if they are eating alone. As we age, there’s a higher risk of eating less nutritious foods, especially when you consider the other taste and eating changes that occur.
To help guide how to build a healthier plate during mealtime, the National Institute on Aging has created an excellent, interactive tool designed specifically for older adults.
Check it out on the What’s On Your Plate website.