MyPyramid, Steps to a Healthier You
The plan can help older adults choose the foods and amounts that are right for them. My Pyramid Tracker provides an assessment of your food intake and physical activity level.
American Dietetic Association
The association has the goal of linking nutrition and health. It is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the United States. It offers numerous food and nutrition information distributed in many forms.
American Society for Nutrition
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals.
Nutrient Needs for Older Adults
Review the article by Lichtenstein AH, et al in the Journal of Nutrition to learn more about MyPyramid for Older Adults (Lichtenstein, Rasmussen, Yu, Epstein, & Russell, 2008).
Here you will find information about nutrition in older adults including dietary requirements, risk factors for malnutrition, and dietary assessment.
Nutrition Facts: Reading the food label
How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label
Information about how to read labels
Healthy Eating Index
The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a measure of diet quality that assesses conformance to federal dietary guidance.
Nursing Standard of Practice Protocol: Assessment and Management of Mealtime Difficulties.
By Elaine J. Amella, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN