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Taking a Bite Out of Senior Diet Myths | Care2 Healthy Living

Taking a Bite Out of Senior Diet Myths | Care2 Healthy Living

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor. The varied health concerns of seniors can make it difficult for caregivers to know how to manage their elderly loved one’s diet. Is it normal for a senior to lose their appetite or weight for no obvious reason? What combination of vitamins and minerals does a senior really need? Are supplements safe? 10 Reasons Why Your Aging Parent May Not Be Eating Properly Ruth Frechman, M.A., a registered dietician and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, debunks some common myths about senior nutrition and offers advice for caregivers: 1. “A senior can eat whatever they want.” Frechman feels that this misconception tops the list as one of the most common senior nutrition myths. “Proper nutrition is important at any age—how you eat affects how you age,” she says. The key for seniors, according to the National Institutes of H...

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