Older Adults

Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013

The foods and drinks we consume have an important effect on our physical and mental wellbeing – for better or for worse.

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Nutrition and older adults

Eat well to age well

As you get older, it’s important to continue choosing healthy foods and enjoying eating as a social activity that you can look forward to.

However as we get older our lifestyles and appetite can change and this can affect the types and amounts of foods we eat. A decreasing appetite or reduced ability to buy and prepare healthy foods can mean that many older people don’t get enough essential vitamins, mineral and fibre, and this can contribute to general unwellness or exacerbate some chronic illness.

Dental health

Good dental health

For good dental health, you need to look after your teeth. Dental diseases such as tooth decay and dental erosion are very common health problems in Australia, but they are largely preventable!

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