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Healthy eating for older adults

June 20, 2019

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Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN, Contributor

Kathy McManus is Director of the Department of Nutrition and Director of the Dietetic Internship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston. In addition, she serves as the … See Full Bio
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Wayne Hagelberg
June 26, 2019

This article has some good advice, however, consumption of vegetable oils, eggs, fish and meat are not necessary for our nutrition, and in fact promote many of the chronic diseases mentioned. The China Study book is an excellent resource for those who would like to learn more about the connections between the foods we eat and the health conditions we develop.

Howard Fairman
June 22, 2019

Meals on Wheels

June 21, 2019

You make excellent points, Azure.

Peter V Recchia
June 20, 2019

These days just being able to afford to eat at all is a Luxury for a lot of older Americans , Regardless ,I find the Healthiest food to be the least exspesive . Eating Healthy is recognizing what food your individual body reacts best to ,It’s not one size fits all as far as a diet .

June 20, 2019

“For example, if you have trouble getting out of the house or managing heavy grocery bags, try a grocery delivery service.”
What percentage of the “elderly” population in the US can afford to pay for such a service all year ’round? And for the tip they’d probably have to give to the delivery person for every delivery?

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