5. Nutrition for Seniors, Eat Smart, Live Smart


About this course Eating and drinking is a fundamental activity that most healthy adults associate with pleasure. Healthy eating can be a challenge as we age. For an older adult with a long-term illness, good nutrition takes on even more importance. Older adults may have health problems that cause a loss of appetite or make it hard to eat. This could include conditions such as dementia and other chronic illnesses. They may be on restricted diets that make foods taste bland. They may also have dental problems that make it hard to chew or swallow foods. Dietary intake and nutritional status not only play a major role in the overall quality of health of older people, but also have an impact on their satisfaction with life. Healthy eating is not all about calorie counting and scouring food labels. Meals are also a time for connection, and good food is one of life’s basic pleasures, at any age. Let’s walk through the problems in eating that may be encountered as one age, and the healthy eating principles for the seniors.


Micro Module 5. Nutrition for Seniors, Eat Smart, Live Smart

食得有營大挑戰 (上集)

食得有營大挑戰 (下集)



Is healthy eating a challenge for ageing?

Dietary Intake and Hydration Status of Seniors : an overlooked activity


Signs of a Decrease in Appetite

How to Encourage Seniors with Eating Problems to Eat More

For Seniors Who Need to Gain Weight

For Seniors with Chewing and/or Swallowing Problems

Food choices

Attention to Food presentation


Basic Tips on Diet for Older People

Healthy Eating Principles

Choose healthy fats

Limit high sugar food and drinks

Food Exchange List

Useful links/ related resources




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