As people age, their nutrition needs change, the need for calories can decrease while the need for nutrients can increase. These resources can help you make decisions about healthy eating as you get older.

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Chewing Difficulties

If you have a hard time chewing, it may be difficult to maintain a healthy diet. Learn about foods that are soft, moist and easy to chew.

Healthy Eating As You Age

Healthy eating is important for healthy aging. This resource is for adults over age 50. Choosing healthy foods for meals and snacks can help you feel your best every day. Healthy eating also can help to prevent some chronic conditions and other illnesses.

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BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre – Nutrition for Healthy Bones

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and is dedicated to the health of women, newborns, and families. This resource on nutrition for healthy bones provides information on how much calcium and vitamin D you need, and how to determine if you need to take supplements.

Osteoporosis Canada – Nutrition

Osteoporosis Canada aims to educate, empower, and support individuals and communities in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. This resource provides information about calcium and vitamin D and their role in bone health. - Healthy Eating for Seniors Handbook

The Healthy Eating for Seniors handbook includes recipes, menu plans, and information on good nutrition. The handbook is available in English and French and has also been culturally adapted and translated into Chinese and Punjabi. For PDF or audio versions of the handbook, click on the link below. To order a printed copy visit our Resource Order Form or call 8-1-1 (or call 7-1-1 for deaf and hearing impaired).

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