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Food, Fitness and Embracing Life Leads to Healthy Aging

Eating nutritious foods and getting plenty of physical activity is a foundation of being healthy at any age. Research supports healthy eating, fitness and overall outlook on life as keys to healthy aging. Access helpful and informative resources on each, including a toolkit and video.

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National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging provides articles on how to make smart food choices, shop for healthy food on a budget and which vitamins and minerals older people need. They also provide sample menus to help plan healthy meals.

Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit: Setting the Table for Healthy Eating


This toolkit is designed to assist educators, counselors and nutrition professionals in teaching consumers to make healthier eating choices. Includes presentations, tools and handouts – great for sharing with clients and patients.

Are Our Perceptions of Age Distorted?

Apia Australia

This video was recommended by Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, FAND during her Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ FNCE presentation on “Redefining Aging and Embracing Longevity.” Watch to learn more about how ageism affects us all.

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Food & Fitness after 50: Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well

Food and Fitness after 50 is a practical book that translates scientific research into simple, actionable steps designed to help adults manage food choices and fitness strategies as they navigate their 50s, 60s, and beyond.

Nutrition for the Older Adult

This course is based on the book Nutrition for the Older Adult, 3rd edition. The course lays the foundation for nutrition care of older adults and is designed for nutrition professionals working with this population including those who are interested in increasing their knowledge about the link between nutrition and diseases/conditions common in older adults.

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