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MyPlate for Older Adults is an icon to provide food, fluid and physical activity guidance specifically tailored for older adults. In 2015, the HNRCA partnered with AARP Foundation in conjunction with the updated 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to revamp MyPlate for Older Adults. The current plate gives special attention, with the expertise of AARP Foundation, to fully target various demographics and food access issues relevant to the 50+ population. Download and explore suggested uses.

Explore MyPlate Food Groups

Nutrition needs change as we age. We may become less active, our metabolism slows and our ability to absorb some nutrients becomes less efficient. Use MyPlate for Older Adults as a tool to help you when you shop, decide on types and combinations of foods you cook, and as a reminder that the food you eat should be rich in vitamins and minerals.

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