Healthy Eating: Adults and Seniors

Healthy Eating: Adults

Healthy eating can be delicious and simple! Use these resources to help make sense of nutrition information and reach your healthy eating goals.  

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are science-based guidelines for food and drinks for general health across the lifespan. Read all about the DGA here: https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/resources/2020-2025-dietary-guidelines-online-materials..

Healthy Eating Plate

The Healthy Eating Plate can serve as a guide for creating healthy, balanced meals at home, when packing meals to go, or when choosing options while dining out: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate/.

Nutrition Labels

The Nutrition Facts label found on packaged foods and beverages is a great tool for making informed food choices that contribute to healthy lifelong eating habits. The label can be confusing, but these resources can help:

Nutrition Resources for Older Adults



Want to track what you eat to see if you are meeting your daily intake of nutrients? Check out Cronometer. This is a simple tool that can help you to learn more about the nutritional value of the foods you consume. To learn more, check out their free plan https://cronometer.com/#diary