Eat well to age well

March is Nutrition Month. For more than 30 years, the Dietitians of Canada have organized this health campaign to help drive awareness around the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits. If you are like many people, you may feel overwhelmed with all the diet and nutrition advice out there. Everywhere you turn, there are ads and articles telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat. It can be confusing and frustrating. A healthy diet is key for optimal aging and many older adults are at risk of poor nutrition. Older adults need to be particularly careful about including enough vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to fuel a healthy, active lifestyle in their senior years. But that’s easier said than done. Nutrition advice and diet trends may or may not be trustworthy, so it’s important to consult credible, evidence-based resources to help guide your nutrition choices and separate fact from fiction. Below, we’ve provided some useful research-based resources on this topic.


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DISCLAIMER: Many of our Blog Posts were written before the COVID-19 pandemic and thus do not necessarily reflect the latest public health recommendations. While the content of these blogs identify activities that support optimal aging, it is important to defer to the most current public health recommendations such as social distancing and frequent hand washing. Some of the activities suggested within these blogs may need to be modified or avoided altogether to comply with current social distancing recommendations. To view the latest updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada, please visit their website

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