1 January 2008

Updated food pyramid for older adults

“Experts” update food pyramid for older adults
Scientific America: 26 December 2007
A nearly decade-old food guide pyramid for older adults has gotten a makeover to make it more user-friendly and to emphasize the special dietary needs of people older than 70.

Published in the January issue of the Journal of Nutrition, the Modified MyPyramid for Older Adults stresses that older people should be careful to get enough fiber, calcium and vitamins D and B-12. It also emphasizes the importance of regular exercise and adequate fluid intake…. > full story : teaching brief : graphic

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