Vegetarianism and the Older Adult

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Vegetarian diets have become more and more popular in recent years, but there is a common concern that such a diet may not provide the adequate amount of nutrients. This 3-page document discusses this misconception and explains the various benefits of a vegetarian diet for older adults. Written by Kelly Johnston and Wendy J. Dahl and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, January 2019.

Supplemental Nutrition Drinks: Do I Need Them?

Supplemental nutrition drinks are often used in hospitals and adult care homes to help nourish those who may be eating poorly. More recently, these drinks have become available for purchase by consumers. This 2-page publication explores the question that many older adults ask: “Do I need supplemental nutrition drinks?” Written by Claire Marie Fassett, Nancy J. Gal, and Wendy J. Dahl and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, August 2018.

Choosing Healthy Meals As You Get Older: 10 Healthy Eating Tips for People Age 65+

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After introducing MyPlate in June 2011, USDA provided a series of fact sheets to help consumers use the dietary advice of the Dietary Guidelines 2010. USDA continues to add fact sheets to the series, reflecting the most current Dietary Guidelines and issues important to consumers. This fact sheet was developed by the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion/USDA in partnership with the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health, with an introduction by Linda B. Bobroff. This series of fact sheets is distributed by UF/IFAS Extension, June 2017.

Protein and the Older Adult

Protein is a nutrient that provides energy for our bodies and is involved in many vital functions, such as repair, maintenance, and immune function. This three-page document discusses the protein requirements for older adults. Written by Amanda L. Ford and Wendy J. Dahl and published by the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.

Consejos para pleanear contra desastres para gente mayor

Through its Hurricane Preparedness for Hotels and Motels Program, the Florida Energy Extension Service helps the tourist industry keep guests safe during lightning storms.FY1462 is the Spanish language version of FY620, Disaster Planning Tips for Older Adults. This 4-page publication offers an abundance of information pertaining to water storage and use, food, first aid, important papers, electronics, medical needs, stress reduction, and evacuation which can help older adults plan for natural disasters and other emergencies. Written by Carolyn Wilken, Linda B. Bobroff, and Emily Minton, and published by the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, May 2003.