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What's On Your Plate?

What's On Your Plate?

Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging

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Important Nutrients to Know

To survive and stay healthy, your body needs important nutrients including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, and water. Learn what these nutrients do in your body and what foods they are found in.

Plans for Healthy Living

You can find trusted nutrition information in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which contain advice about what and how much to eat and which foods to avoid.

Healthy Lifestyle

Learn about nutrient-dense vs. calorie-dense foods, balancing "calories in" and "calories out," and making good food choices as you age.

Shopping Tips

See how planning ahead can help
you choose healthier foods
and get the most for your money.

Food Safety

Reduce the risk for food-related illnesses with tips on how to safely handle, prepare, store and consume foods.

Common Questions

Find answers to problem-solving questions such as:
  • Tired of cooking or eating alone?
  • Food tasting different?
  • Just not hungry?

Learn More

Plan nutritious meals based on 2,000 calories a day with these smart food choices.

Get more nutrition information online with What's On Your Plate? Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging from the National Institute on Aging.

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Winter 2015 Issue: Volume 9 Number 4 Page 7